Oral Arguments Held Before Mississippi Supreme Court on Illegal Sales of Alcohol.

Oral argument was held by the Mississippi Supreme Court on January, 15, 2020, in the matter of Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, ex rel., the State of Mississippi and Commissioner of Revenue Herb Frierson and Mississippi Department of Revenue v. Wine Express Inc., Bottle Deals Inc. and Gold Medal Wine Club. …Read More

Monster Secures Stay of Mandate Pending Supreme Court Appeal

My recent post was erroneously was posted with a date of January 1, 2019 (first failure to update for 2020 of the year) and in the interim I neglected to follow up on the latest filings.    After the Ninth Circuit rejected the En Banc request of Monster they turned around and filed a motion…Read More

Save the Date! Center for Alcohol Policy Law & Policy Conference Set for August 30 – September 1, 2020 in Chicago.

The 13th annual Law and Policy Conference held by the Center for Alcohol Policy will take place at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile hotel from August 30 – September 1, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Room rates are $169/ night. Registration details can be found here. Additional details including the keynote speaker and agenda will be updated…Read More

Briefing Complete for 6th Circuit in Challenge to Michigan Retail Shipping Laws

Briefing is complete in the 6th Circuit and the parties will await oral argument scheduling by the court presumably in the first quarter of 2020. Recall the district court struck Michigan’s law related to out of state retailer sales as a violation of the dormant commerce clause. The state of Michigan has filed its reply…Read More

One Less Circuit Court Case Reviewing State Alcohol Laws – 10th Circuit Appeal Withdrawn

The Plaintiffs challenging Wyoming state alcohol laws in the 10th Circuit voluntarily withdrew their appeal ending their challenge. Phoenix Vineyards operated a form of “winery Tupperware party” where their representatives would visit houses and drum up support for their wines.  The state of Wyoming noted that this sounded very much like a sale requiring a…Read More