The U.S. Solicitor General’s office has summoned the parties in the long-running New Jersey sports betting case to a meeting in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
In January, the U.S. Supreme Court took the rare step of seeking advice from the Solicitor General’s staff on whether the case merits review by the highest court in the land. It was the only one of more than 130 cases that received that treatment in that session of case reviews.
State Sen. Ray Lesniak, an attorney who has led the charge for sports betting in the state for eight years, tells me that he has little doubt that the timing means that the top Court will decide whether to hear the case by the end of June. The exuberant Lesniak at first suggested that the Court, if it takes the case, could decide on it this fall. But he quickly adjusted his timetable to “as early as late fall.”