Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Article Worth Reading: Shifting the Legalization Debate in New York, by Justin Klein

"On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, I coordinated a discussion on the legalization of mixed martial arts (“MMA”) in New York for the Sports Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  The participants included:  (1) New York State Assemblyman Bob Reilly, who is widely considered the voice of the opposition to the legalization of MMA in New York; (2) Nick Lembo, Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, Counsel to the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, and involved in the drafting and passage of the Unified Rules for Professional Mixed Martial Arts as New Jersey, in 2000, was the first North American jurisdiction to fully legalize and completely regulate mixed martial arts events; and (3) the members of the Sports Law Committee, i.e., lawyers who represent sports leagues, athletes, and who are in-house counsel for various sports teams and leagues in New York...."

Read more here:
Shifting the Debate

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