Washington( CNN) Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat in the figurehead sequence at the Supreme court of the united states on Monday to sounds a contingency challenging the constitutionality of a federal rule that boycotts most governments from boasts gambling.

The controversy started in 2011, when New Jersey voters approved additional measures to decriminalize athletics gambling to help the casino industries in a faltering economy. But the regime law was immediately challenged by professional athletics leagues and the NCAA, which pointed to a federal rule progressed in 1992 that outlaws district plays potting with some exceptions.

The law is called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and it determines it prohibited for a commonwealth to “sponsor, operate, tout, promote, permission, or approve by law” athletics wagering. Nevada was exempted from the law, and three other regimes — Montana, Delaware, and Oregon — had already enacted athletics gambles and were allowed to continue to do so. At the time, New Jersey could have allowed plays wagering if it had acted within a year of the law’s effective time, but New Jersey chose not to.