Expert finds Federal law draft on Online Poker in USA inconstitutional

22 November 2012

The Federal Law draft on Online Poker in the United States was recently questioned again, a text written at the time by Senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyl. The measure could be declared unconstitutional if the text were to escalate to Congress.

The expert who drafted this memo is Paul Clement, former U.S. general attorney under President George Bush. When asked about the draft by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), he expressed concern about this bill. Apparently, Clement found faults in the draft law on penalties to foreign sites operating in the U.S. after the passage of the UIGEA. This project includes an appendix in which he claims that these websites will be licensed banned for the next 5 years after the passage of the law.

According to Clement, these measures "raise serious questions".

The expert sent its findings to Reid and Kyl late last month. Nevertheless, none has replied since.
Given that the study was requested by the PPA, looks like that will be stored in the bottom of a drawer and never reopened again…

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