Archives for August 2020

Mississippi Case Not Heading to Supreme Court, Yet.

The time for an appeal to the United States Supreme Court has passed in the Wine Express matter in Mississippi state courts.  As such, this matter will return to lower courts for additional proceedings as a result of the Attorney General’s sting and enforcement actions against out of state retailers for illegally selling alcohol into…Read More

Ohio Wholesaler Group Intervenes in Ohio Retailer Litigation

The Wholesale Beer & Wine Association of Ohio has been permitted to  intervene in the pending dormant commerce clause challenge filed by an Illinois retailer alleging that Ohio retail delivery laws violate the dormant Commerce Clause. (previous post) Ohio Joins the Litigation Club As There Is a New Retailer Lawsuit Filed in Ohio Earlier this…Read More

Oral Argument in 8th Circuit’s Retailer Dormant Commerce Clause Matter Set for September 24

Oral argument before the 8th Circuit on the Sarasota Market lawsuit against Missouri for not allowing out of state retailer delivery has been set for September 24.  This hearing will be held virtually.  This is a week before the United States Supreme Court will meet to consider a similar case out of the 6th Circuit…Read More

US Chamber of Commerce Files in Support of Wal-Mart’s Cert Petition for Public Ownership of Liquor Store Challenge in Texas

The United States Chamber of Commerce has filed an amicus brief in support of Wal-Mart’s petition for certiorari from the 5th Circuit’s upholding of Texas law regulating public ownership of retail liquor sales. The Chamber’s brief makes two main points. First, it argues that the Texas law violates all dormant Commerce Clause holdings of the…Read More

13th Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Conference Moved Online

Alas, another event is impacted by COVID. The 13th Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Law and Policy Conference will take place virtually over the course of four Wednesdays in September. Topics include discussions of the alcohol law cases found on this website. Please find more information and register here. (Previous Post) Save the Date! Center…Read More