In a 6-3 decision in
Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
the Supreme Court declared the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. PASPA, adopted in 1992, prohibits states from authorizing sports gambling. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed an
asking the Court to rule PASPA violates the Constitution's anticommandeering doctrine.
As a result of this decision state legislatures may repeal state laws banning sports betting and/or pass laws allowing sports betting. State legislatures may also enable local governments to authorize sports gambling.