Monday, October 13, 2008

All Your URLs are Belong to Us

This is apalling:

Kentucky’s pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for more than 140 online gambling Web sites that operate in the state known for the world’s biggest horse race.

Gov. Steve Beshear said his administration has asked a Franklin County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web site domain names. Beshear said he’s looking to restrict Kentuckians’ access to Web sites with names that include some of the most popular gambling sites for U.S. players: bodoglife.com, doylesroom.com and fulltiltpoker.com.

What's with the naked power grab? And would this count as a taking under the fifth amendment? I'm not sure, but it seems highly unjust, regardless of the legality of the move.

(Post title shamelessly stolen from Radley Balko)

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