Justice Department May Follow Wire Act Appeal Ruling with Minor Action, Lawyers Say
February 7, 2021
James Trusty offered his opinion on the recent ruling on New Hampshire Lottery Commission vs. Rosen. Trusty is a former chief of the DOJ’s Organized Crime Section who now practices at Washington, DC-based Ifrah Law.
Trusty says the ruling negates the DOJ’s early 2019 midnight memo.
“It would be wise [for the DOJ] to simply withdraw the 2018 memo and return to the status quo from the last 10 years — simply to be totally clear on the department’s position,” Trusty told Casino.org. “It would be surprising and shortsighted for DOJ to suggest that they would have different rules in the other circuits while abandoning the poorly-reasoned 2018 memo.”