October 21, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Tomorrow, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear the case against that state’s attempted seizure of 141 Internet gambling domain names that originally took place about a year ago. It was ruled earlier this year that the state could not proceed with the attempted seizure; tomorrow marks the beginning of the state’s appeal of that verdict.
The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association, or iMEGA, is the party that will be doing most of the arguing against the action. The plan is to outline the legal arguments why the state doesn’t have the jurisdiction to effectively take over the online gambling domain names, which include internationally based heavyweights such as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Each side has 15 minutes to state its side of the case, with the decision process scheduled to extend into next week, writes Dan Cypra at Poker News Daily.
iMEGA’s chairman, Joe Brennan, is confident of success. “Appellate Courts tend to take a conservative, narrow, statutory look,” he told Cypra. “The gambling device statute is one thing, but there is ample case law regarding due process. I am absolutely certain that you’re going to see the Governor’s attorneys get up and talk about what crooked operators we’re dealing with.”
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