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Wire Act Covers More Than Sports Betting, DOJ Claims in Federal Appeal of Rejected Opinion

Steve Bittenbender December 26, 2019

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) last week filed the opening brief in its appeal of a federal court decision that vacated an opinion in reinterpreting the Wire Act and expanding the scope of the gambling law.

In a 52-page document submitted Friday to the US First Circuit Court of Appeals, DOJ lawyers argued that the New Hampshire Lottery does not face an immediate threat of prosecution from the November 2018 opinion developed by the department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

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