High-stakes case load lands on Supreme Court docket

Also on the program: Casino eyes Shippensburg as other communities say no to the games

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Airdate: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stake cases on the June docket, likely holding the most important ones until the end of the term.

Most observers count four potentially big decisions; those decisions that have the highest notoriety. Cases involving religious liberty, abortion rights and an election law case are getting most of the attention.

Michael Moreland, JD., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Religion and Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy with the Villanova University School of Law appears on Smart Talk Wednesday to provide analysis of the Court’s docket and the impact certain decisions could make.

Casino eyes Shippensburg as other communities say no to the games

There are two sides to every argument and the case of a mini casino license in Shippensburg is no different.

Advocates and opponents to the Parx Casino application met at a public hearing in May to present final arguments for and against the facility before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board makes a final decision on the matter.

Two other Central Pennsylvania communities have already declined the casino and opponents want Shippensburg to do the same.

Rev. Jim Rogers is the senior pastor with the Shippensburg First Church of God and an active member of the Shippensburg United group who oppose the casino. He appears on Smart Talk Wednesday, along with Wayne Gruver, a member of Shippensburg United, to share their arguments.

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