Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley appears by her choice to reject a ballot proposal to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law. (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 losses across the continuing state, but they’ve always made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the highest court in Massachusetts can give them one last opportunity to place the issue before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments last week over the concern of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can show up on the statewide ballot in November. The move would create a referendum essentially on whether gambling enterprises could be built one that could disrupt the method even if it was to ultimately fail.
State Believes Implied Contracts Is Violated By Repeal
That disruption was one for the main arguments made by solicitors for their state, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition it was unconstitutional because she felt. According to Coakley, such a repeal would affect the ‘implied agreements’ between casino license applicants and the continuing state gambling commission. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally taken away with no payment for the casino companies.
Coakley made remarks at a breakfast forum in Boston that furt