Murphy v. NCAA: The Fall of PASPA and the Rise of Sports Gambling

With the recent Supreme Court Decision in Murphy v. NCAA, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018), the state of sports gambling is in flux. Like many other forms of prohibition, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal statute that prohibited the state authorization of sports gambling, was largely ineffective in curtailing the illegal market. While the exact amount is unclear, estimates put the amount of money illegally wagered on sports.. Read More

Oil States: SCOTUS Preserves IPR Status Quo

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 7-2 majority, decided Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, holding that Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings do not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment. Article III vests the “judicial power of the United States” in the Article III courts. In holding that IPR does not violate Article III, the Court construed the grant of a patent as.. Read More