Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears by her decision to reject a ballot proposal to repeal the state’s 2011 casino legislation. (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 losses across the continuing state, but they’ve constantly made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts will give them one last possiblity to put the problem before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments week that is last the concern of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can appear on the statewide ballot in November. The move would create a referendum essentially on whether gambling enterprises could be built one which could disrupt the method also if it had been to ultimately fail.
State Believes Implied Contracts Will Be Violated By Repeal
That disruption was one associated with the main arguments made by lawyers for the state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, who 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 removed with no compensation for the casino businesses.
Coakley made remarks at a morning mea