Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: (1) Whether 18 U.S.C. § 1955, which outlaws certain “gambling business[es]” and provides that gambling “includes but is not limited to pool-selling, bookmaking, maintaining slot machines, roulette wheels or dice tables, and conducting lotteries, policy, bolita or numbers games, or selling chances therein,” makes it a federal felony to host poker games; and (2) whether including-but-not-limited-to clauses merely provide examples without in any way limiting the term being defined (as five circuits have held) or whether they restrict the term being defined to things of the same general kind as those enumerated (as four circuits and many state courts of last resort have held).
Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 28, 2014, 10:02 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/01/petition-of-the-day-542/