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Andrew Silver provides update to Legal Sports Report in ongoing Federal Wire Act Case

The DOJ’s Wire Act Case Looks Flimsy In Latest Filing

The next step in the federal Wire Act case has been taken.

Late in the evening of Friday, Dec. 20, less than an hour before its deadline to do so, the Department of Justice filed its opening brief of its appeal of the order by the federal court in New Hampshire setting aside the 2018 memorandum by the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) purporting to expand the scope of the Wire Act beyond sports wagering, to cover all forms of wagering.