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PA Ban On Gambling Contributions Struck Down

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HARRISBURG (AP) – A federal court judge is striking down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to political campaigns in the state. U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled that the provision is drawn so broadly that it violates constitutional protections over political association. The prohibition has largely stood in Pennsylvania since the state legalized commercial casinos in 2004, touted as a major bulwark against gambling industry influence. The lawsuit was filed last year by Pasquale Deon, who owns a stake in Sands Casino in Bethlehem, and Maggie Hardy Magerko, whose family owns the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania that’s home to Lady Luck Casino. The provision had been struck down once before, in 2009, by the state Supreme Court before lawmakers restored it months later.

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