U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

New Jersey Governor Christie walks out after making remarks at a legal reform awards luncheon at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in WashingtonBy Steve Ginsburg and David Ingram (Reuters) – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp gave the order orally in court and planned to issue a written order later in the day, according to his chambers. The National Football League and other sports leagues sued on Monday in an attempt to block the law that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, signed a few days earlier. …

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