U.S. Supreme Court Issues Opinion with Implications for State Alcohol Laws

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The US Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas, a case challenging a Tennessee law imposing a two-year durational residency requirement on applicants for a license to operate a retail liquor store, finding the requirement unconstitutional. While the decision was quite narrow in addressing the specific issue in this case, the Court also provided broad outlines for testing state laws regulating alcohol in the future.

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