Adjudication of Racing Licenses Disputes

Harness Link
February 4, 2013

Suspension of a racing license requires due process due to the heightened significance given by the United States Supreme Court (in 1979): a racing license, unlike a license to hunt or fish, is an occupational license. The license is a property right and protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution are invoked which explains the lengthy time it takes for the racing commission to ultimately suspend a license.

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