WA Supreme Court: Online Poker Ban Passes Dormant Commerce Clause Muster
Let me tell you how this case will go. Washington bans gambling. We uphold gambling ban. Appeal to the Supreme Court of the U.S. which holds the ban unconstitutional because of their super-free market damn the consequences stance. You just wait. I would show you my crystal ball, but I've been told that it's actually made of plastic. My reconstructive surgeon also informed me that showing it to people could get me arrested.
Yes...this may be a first for The Prof. Genital humor. (Go back and reread it if you don't get the joke).
Anyhow, the legislature banned online gambling. They can't really second guess the legislature and can only decide if the enactment was unconstitutional under the Dormant Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Suffice it to say the ban reads in place. If you want a great breakdown of application of the Dormant Commerce Clause because you are still a law student, or because you want to torture yourself. Go right ahead.