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

Briefing in Challenge to CA Licensing Requirements Due to 9th Circuit by September 18, 2020

The State of California now has until September 18, 2020, to file its response to the Appellant’s brief.   Appellant would have 21 days to file a reply to this brief.  The order can be found here. (Previous Post) Appellate Brief Filed in 9th Circuit for Out of State Importer Challenge to California Presence Law Plaintiff…Read More

Court Denies NC Motion to Dismiss Retail Shipping Case

Judge Frank Whitney of the Western District of North Carolina Granted in Part and Denied in Part the effort of NC to dismiss the retail shipping case brought by a Florida retailer and some consumers.   In his order,  Judge Whitney noted the plaintiffs had met their burden to overcome a 12b motion to dismiss. The…Read More

The United States Supreme Court Denies Total Wine’s Request for Certiorari on Challenge to Connecticut’s Alcohol Pricing Regulations

The Supreme Court issued orders this morning from its recent conference and has denied a review of the 2nd Circuit’s decision upholding Connecticut’s alcohol pricing regulations from attack by Total Wine.   This resolves the most high profile antitrust challenge to state alcohol laws currently in the court system. The Supreme Court’s order can be found…Read More