Thursday, May 02, 2013

Did the gambling industry have undue influence in the original Instant Racing decision?

Jake over at Page One, Kentucky has discovered that the clerk for the trial court judge in the Instant Racing case was tied in to the horse racing industry, which is pushing for the installation of the machines despite the fact that Kentucky law prohibits them. The horse racing industry won that case, partly as a result of the fact that The Family Foundation, which had argued that Instant Racing violates Kentucky law, was not allowed to take discovery.

The case was on its way back from the Appeals Court to the trial court when the Kentucky Supreme Court intervened.

Maybe now we know the reason why The Family Foundation was never allowed to ask questions or present evidence.

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