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Massachusetts High Court Hears Case for Casino Repeal Vote

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears by her decision to reject a ballot proposition to repeal the state’s 2011 casino legislation. (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 losses across the state, but they’ve always made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts can give them one final chance to put 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 show up on the statewide ballot in November. The move would basically produce a referendum on whether casinos could be built the one that could disrupt the process also if it absolutely was to ultimately fail.

State Believes Implied Contracts Would Be Violated By Repeal

That disruption ended up being one of this main arguments made by solicitors for their state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition it was unconstitutional because she felt. According to Coakley, such a repeal would cause damage to the ‘implied contracts’ between casino license applicants and the continuing state gambling payment. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally recinded without any settlement for the casino firms.

Coakley made remarks at a breakfast for Continuer la lecture