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Lawyers seeking delay on sweepstakes law order

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- State lawyers for North Carolina are asking again that a trial court judge's ruling striking down a portion of the new law banning video sweepstakes machines be set aside while issues are considered on appeal.

The state Attorney General's Office asked the Court of Appeals on Wednesday to stay the order of Guilford County Judge John Craig in November that determined part of the ban approved last summer by the General Assembly was too broad and violated free-speech rights. The decision means some games can keep operating.

Craig denied two weeks ago the state's request to stay his own order. Now, the attorneys are seeking similar assistance from the appellate court so police can enforce the entire law while waiting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The state is the

The state is the mafia........how can u tell somebody they cant run a sweepstakes and u are running one......totally unfair.......

Could not have said it

Could not have said it better. If the shoe fits wear it. Our gov is like a dictatorship now instead of for the people. Its evident that people like the poker games or it would not be such an issue. The only problem here is that the state wants all the profits and wants to put the working class people out of business and jobs and send the players to the states lottery. If they really try to pass all these laws to ban the machines because as they say it is bad for the people of the state.... Well they would also ban the state run lottery. Go figure..