Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stands by her choice to reject a ballot proposal to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law. (Image: AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Opponents of casino gambling in Massachusetts have actually been war that is waging the expansion on every battlefront possible. They’ve had wins and losings across the continuing state, but they’ve always made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts gives them one last chance to place the issue before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments last week over the concern of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can appear on the statewide ballot in November. The move would essentially create a referendum on whether gambling enterprises could be built the one that could disrupt the process even if it absolutely was to ultimately fail.
State Believes Implied Contracts Would Be Violated By Repeal
That disruption was one associated with the main arguments made by solicitors for the state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition it was unconstitutional because she felt. According to Coakley, such a repeal would damage the ‘implied contracts’ between casino license applicants and the continuing state gambling commission. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally recinded without any settlement for the casino companies.
Coakley made remarks at a break fa Continue reading Massachusetts High Court Hears Case for Casino Repeal Vote