Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stands 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 constantly made their case. Now, they’re hoping that the court that is highest in Massachusetts can give them one last chance to put the problem before voters.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments the other day over the question of whether a measure to repeal the 2011 casino law can show up on the statewide ballot in November. The move would basically produce a referendum on whether casinos could be built one which could disrupt the process even if it was to ultimately fail.
State Believes Implied Contracts Is Violated By Repeal
That disruption was one regarding the main arguments made by solicitors for hawaii, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, whom rejected the petition it was unconstitutional because she felt. According to Coakley, such a repeal would cause damage to the ‘implied agreements’ between casino license applicants and the continuing state gambling payment. She argued that those contract rights would be illegally recinded without any compensation for the casino businesses.
Coakley made remarks at a breakfast forum in Bo…