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Criminal Law Litigation

Federal Court Rules Poker is Not “Gambling” Under Federal Law

One of my favorite quotes to use in the lawschool class I teach on Legal Writing comes not from a great judge or a famous legal case. It is from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland describing an exchange between Alice and Humpty Dumpty after Alice becomes frustrated that Humpty is misusing common English words: When […]

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General Litigation

US Shutdown of Poker Sites Presents Major Legal Challenges

Online poker fans woke up yesterday morning to their worst nightmare: The US Dept of Justice seized the domains of the top three online pokers sites -Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars and Absolute Poker. The DOJ hit the owners of the sites and the sites themselves with a criminal indictment charging money laundering, bank fraud […]