NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal decide’s ruling that retains a nationwide horse racing authority from implementing its guidelines in Louisiana and West Virginia was quickly blocked Friday by a federal appeals court docket in New Orleans.

The ruling late final month by a federal decide in Monroe stated the Horseracing Integrity and Security Authority probably went past its bounds on three guidelines that went into place July 1.

The federal authorities had requested that the decide’s order be blocked. The fifth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals court docket stated it could block the order quickly whereas it considers the case.

U.S. District Decide Terry Doughty’s ruling stated the authority could have overstepped its bounds on the subject of how horses lined by the principles are outlined, the power for investigators to confiscate data from anybody who owns or “performs providers on” a lined horse and basing state funds for repairs partly on race purses.

Doughty’s ruling got here in a lawsuit filed by state authorities and racing officers within the two states. It is unclear how lengthy the block on Doughty’s ruling shall be in impact.

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