Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears by her decision to reject a ballot proposition to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law. (Image: AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Opponents of casino gambling in Massachusetts have been war that is waging the expansion on every battlefront possible. They’ve had wins and losings across the continuing state, but they’ve constantly made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts gives them one final possiblity to place the matter before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments week that is last the question of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can appear on the statewide ballot in November. The move would essentially produce a referendum on whether gambling enterprises could be built 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 associated with the main arguments made by lawyers for their state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition because she felt it had been unconstitutional. According to Coakley, such a repeal would cause damage to the ‘implied contracts’ between casino license applicants and the state gambling commission. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally recinded with no payment for the casino organizations.