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Nebraska Supreme Court To Take On Gambling Case

Nebraska Supreme Court To Take On Gambling Case

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An anti-gambling group is thrilled the Nebraska Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing.
The legislature failed to overcome a gubernatorial veto previously and this year by-passed the governor and placed the issue on the ballot.
Gambling with the Good Life filed a lawsuit after the Secretary of State ruled the issue didn’t violate the constitutional provision that it stick to one topic.
Pat Loontjer with the group is pleased the Supreme Court will decide. . .

 

Loontjer hopes the court will rule the ballot measure violates the constitution’s insistence that issues stick with one subject. . .


So-called historic horse racing replays past races on video machines with the details hidden so the outcome is obscured.
Backers say they could generate enough money to keep horse racing alive in Nebraska.

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