Total Wine Files Writ of Certiorari with  United States Supreme Court Seeking Appeal of Loss in Second Circuit

On this 86th Anniversary of the passage of the 21st Amendment, questions remain about the scope of state power to regulate the alcohol industry versus federal power.    This conflict may be the next alcohol issue before the Supreme Court as Total Wine has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court over Total Wine’s loss…Read More

Oral Argument in Mississippi Illegal Shipping Case Moved to January 15, 2020

The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to delay oral arguments for the Wine Express case related to unauthorized sales of alcohol and personal jurisdiction.  Oral arguments will now be held January 15, 2020. (previous post)   Briefing Complete in Mississippi Supreme Court for Illegal Shipping Matter The state of Mississippi filed its reply brief in their…Read More

California Attorney General Moves Again to Dismiss Orion’s Amended Complaint

The California Attorney General has filed a motion to dismiss the Orion plaintiffs’ third amended complaint.  A link to the motion is here.  The case is noticed for hearing on November 22. The exasperated state once again moves to dismiss this complaint and notes that the amended complaint still doesn’t state a claim surviving a…Read More

8th Circuit to Hold Oral Arguments on First Amendment Challenges to Missouri Tied House Law and Advertising Regulations On September 26

The 8th Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the state’s appeal of the district court decision in the Missouri Broadcaster Association case on September 26 in St. Louis.   We will try to post a recap after oral argument  or a link to the transcript. (previous post) Waiting for Oral Argument at 8th Circuit…Read More

Walmart Seeks Full 5th Circuit En Banc Review of Texas Corporate Ownership Ban, Package Stores Seek Rehearing From Panel

Walmart has filed a request to have the entire 5th Circuit hear their challenge to the Texas law banning publicly traded corporations from selling liquor.    Walmart’s en banc petition claims that the panel at the 5th Circuit undercut the recent Supreme Court’s Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailer Association v. Thomas case and committed errors in…Read More