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 September 2, 2009  Posted by  Court, Online, U.S.

David Kravets reports:

A move to scuttle legislation outlawing online gambling suffered a major setback when a federal appeals court set aside constitutional and other legal challenges to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals brushed aside assertions that the act (.pdf) breached the privacy rights of gamblers to be free of government regulation in their own homes. The court also set aside a challenge that the law was too vague.

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Related:  Wall Street Journal: Court Upholds U.S. Ban on Internet Gambling
Related: Court opinion (pdf)

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