Federal government moves for motion to dismiss all claims
 
The US federal government has apparently resorted to its "no legal standing" and "no grounds for claims" defence in a New Jersey legal action to defeat the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits sports betting in the state.
 
The action, brought by State Senator Ray Lesniak and the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association, is being considered by the United States District Court of New Jersey under case number 3:09-cv-01301-GEB -TJB. 
 
It names as defendants the Obama Administration's Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, along with The Hon. Garrett E. Brown, an American judge and attorney who has served as the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 2005.
 
The US government is represented by Assistant AG Tony West, US Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Deputy Branch Director, Federal Programs Branch Vincent M. Garvey, and Peter D. Leary, Trial Attorney for the Federal Programs Branch.
 
Full details of the motion to dismiss can be found at case 3:09-cv-01301-GEB -TJB Document 40-1 Filed 08/02/10 Page 2 of 51 PageID: 354.