Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in B-21 v. North Carolina Case

Today the Supreme Court refused to take an appeal out of the Fourth Circuit of the win by North Carolina against an out of state retailer and the retailer’s claims that the NC state law regulating instate retail sales violate the dormant commerce clause.  The Supreme Court today issued a list of dozens of cases…Read More

Updated Filings in Oregon Lawsuit by Washington Breweries

There have been a round of filings in the lawsuit filed by Washington brewers against Oregon laws. The Defendants have responded to Oregon’s Motion to Dismiss for lack of jurisdiction by filing a response to the Motion to Dismiss with a request to amend their complaint to add more state government officials. The state responded…Read More

District Court Rules for Ohio in Retailer Shipping Challenge

Judge Morrison of the Eastern District of Ohio granted the state of Ohio’s summary judgment motion to dismiss an out of state retailer’s challenge to Ohio alcohol laws.   A copy of the decision can be found here. The court noted that the 6th Circuit had already ruled in a “substantially similar” case out of Michigan. …Read More

Why States should keep winning the physical-presence cases, Part I: using the extraterritoriality doctrine on defense

Guest Column:  John Neiman, Shareholder,  Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama and former Supreme Court (and 4th Circuit) law clerk and former Alabama State Solicitor General On June 1st the Fourth Circuit upheld, against a dormant Commerce Clause challenge, a North Carolina law requiring retailers who sell alcohol in the State to have a…Read More

Oral Arguments Held in 7th Circuit on Retailer Challenge to Indiana Law

The 7th Circuit held oral arguments on the Chicago Wine challenge to Indiana laws banning out of state retailers from shipping to Indiana residents.  The link to the oral argument can be found here. Judge  Easterbrook, Judge Kanne, and Judge Scudder served on this panel.  Judge Easterbrook noted that there have been a bunch of…Read More