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 losings across the state, however they’ve always made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts gives them one final possiblity to put the problem before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments a week ago over the question of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can show up on the statewide ballot in November. The move would basically create a referendum on whether gambling enterprises could be built the one that could disrupt the process even if it absolutely was to ultimately fail.
State Believes Implied Contracts Could Be Violated By Repeal
That disruption ended up being one of the main arguments made by attorneys for the state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition it was unconstitutional because she felt. According to Coakley, such a repeal would damage the ‘implied agreements’ between casino license applicants and the continuing state gambling payment. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally recinded without any compensation for the casino organizations.
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