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Mississippi joins fight for legal sports betting

Mississippi and several other states have joined New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Clarion-Ledger reports Attorney General Jim Hood signed onto the brief submitted by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as did the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

New Jersey in October appealed a lower court’s ruling to the Supreme Court. The American Gaming Association also joined.

This is the second time New Jersey has appealed to the nation’s high court in its long-running battle against the NCAA and professional sports leagues in its efforts to have legal sports betting at casinos and race tracks.

The Supreme Court declined to hear New Jersey’s appeal in 2014.

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