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Florida Attorney General Avoids Suit Over New Dog Racing Law

Aug. 12, 2021, 6:59 PM

A lawsuit seeking to stop the Florida attorney general from enforcing the state’s new ban on betting on greyhound races was properly dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, the Eleventh Circuit said Thursday.

A 2018 voter referendum amended the Florida Constitution to prohibit gambling on greyhound racing in the state. Owners of greyhound racing businesses initially sued various state officials but only the claims against the attorney general remain.

The owners said that the amendment violates their constitutional rights and sought to enjoin the attorney general from enforcing it. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida dismissed on ...

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