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Supreme Judicial Court Hears Casino Repeal Arguments

Pro and con arguments before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding Casino gambling. Thomas O. Bean, one of the lead lawyers for the “No Casino” makes presents his case before the SJV. Photo Credit: Ted Fitzgerald, Boston Herald
Pro and con arguments before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding Casino gambling. Thomas O. Bean, one of the lead lawyers for the “No Casino” makes presents his case before the SJV. Photo Credit: Ted Fitzgerald, Boston Herald
By Jack Encarnacao, Boston Herald

The Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Monday in a case that will decide if voters get a chance to overturn the state’s casino law in November.

Peter Saks of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office argued that casino companies that have spent millions on license applications are entitled to a decision on their applications under an implied contract the law established between the companies and the state.

Read the full report of the hearing on the case from the Boston Herald >>>



Rob C May 06, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Such a tough decision to be made here by the liberals on the bench. Do they side with the liberals that voted for the casinos and the added tax revenue they are supposed to bring in, and give the finger to the people by telling them they cant vote (again) on their own future? Or do they side with the liberals that are against the casinos and think that people are too stupid to know how to spend their own money? Wouldn't want to be in their position, however I think they will side with the casinos, since when would a liberal vote against a way of taxing the people.
mAggressor May 06, 2014 at 03:17 PM
Rob C, I have read and considered your analysis, and I agree with it, with one addition: saturating the Bay State with not one, not two, but three resort casinos -- plus a slots parlor -- will undoubtedly bankrupt and destroy countless Massachusetts families who otherwise may have achieved financial stability and domestic happiness. Nothing pleases a leftwinger more than the prospect of lots and lots of new members of the victim class who they can bribe and lure to the polls to take retribution against the "lucky" few who have had the gall to lead productive lives and achieve success.
just thinking May 06, 2014 at 09:55 PM
we can kiss our lotteries good-bye,money that goes to the town's for police, firemen etc
malcolm nichols May 07, 2014 at 08:39 AM
There is no contract, implied or otherwise. Value our traditions and history, just say no.

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