LuckyPhow
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December 4th, 2016 at 10:52:47 AM permalink
Larry Flynt filed a lawsuit against the California Gambling Control Commission, the California Department of Justice, and Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General. State gaming regulations prohibit California cardroom operators from owning any non-California gaming properties (and vice-versa for out-of-state gaming companies that want to operate in California).

Originally required to prohibit Nevada gangsters from opening shop in California, most now agree the provision has outlived its usefulness. And, Larry Flynt wants to expand his gaming empire to Nevada and other out-of-state locations.

Here's a link to the story:
Larry Flynt's Lawsuit

In 2002 a state report stated the particular section with that prohibition, called the, "Gambling Registration Act," was "discriminatory and has long outlived its ostensible policy rational." Larry Flynt references the report as saying this requirement is "a criminal law barrier to otherwise lawful interstate investment."

So, buckle your seatbelts, everyone. The gauntlet has been thrown down.
ThatDonGuy
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December 4th, 2016 at 5:42:35 PM permalink
Keep in mind that Kamala Harris will not be California's Attorney General as of January 3, as that is when her U.S. Senate term begins. Xavier Becerra takes over until the 2018 election.
LuckyPhow
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December 5th, 2016 at 7:11:05 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy


Keep in mind that Kamala Harris will not be California's Attorney General as of January 3, as that is when her U.S. Senate term begins. Xavier Becerra takes over until the 2018 election.


Thank you for the clarification. Of course, neither person is being sued personally, but rather, is included in the lawsuit because of the office they hold.

The article notes Governor Jerry Brown supports revision of the "Registration" statute. Do you think the new attorney general will take a different stance than the previous attorney general? Do you know if either of the two attorneys general favor removal of the registration limitation?
Boz
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onenickelmiracle
December 5th, 2016 at 11:51:16 AM permalink
I will never trust Larry Flynt again after he lied to me about the ages of the dancers at his "Barely Legal" club on Bourbon Street. "Almost eligible" for Social Security was more like it.
Ayecarumba
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December 5th, 2016 at 12:37:59 PM permalink
While the Governor of California may support reform, Nevada and Tribal lobbyists have done an effective job of holding down the spread of full casino gaming across the state. I would not be surprised if the legislature continues to stall for as long time.

Besides, could Flynt pass a NGCB background check?
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