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DOJ ‘Did Not Address’ Lotteries In Wire Act Opinion, Deputy AG

Dustin Gouker Apr 8, 2019

A new memo from the US Department of Justice says that state lotteries are not at all impacted by the DOJ’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act, a development that could mean the end of a federal court case brought earlier this year.


What’s in the new DOJ Wire Act memo


You can see the latest filing from the DOJ below, which includes a memo signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. There, he talks about the Office of Legal Counsel opinion offered earlier this year.


In the April 8 memo, he says the DOJ did not conclude that lotteries are impacted by the new opinion, which replaced the 2011 OLC opinion that stated the Wire Act applies only to sports betting. 

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