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Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

By |2021-01-18T01:56:04+00:00January 18th, 2021|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

Several liquor bills (Senate Bills 934, 1138, 1139, 1140) in Michigan were recently vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. When presented with the bills, Governor Gretchen Whitmer decided to exercise her pocket veto, which allows a governor to veto legislation by failing to act on […]

Illinois Bill that legalizes retailer delivery passes both houses

By |2021-01-14T02:34:31+00:00January 14th, 2021|Legislation|

 

Illinois Bill that legalizes retailer delivery passes both houses

Illinois Senate Bill (SB) 54, which would legalize retailer liquor delivery passed both houses. Under present law in Illinois, delivery is controlled by the localities. Numerous situations occurred throughout the years where a local government banned liquor delivery and put its retailers at […]

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

By |2021-01-11T15:37:00+00:00January 11th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged a Sixth Circuit ruling which held that Michigan’s ban on out-of-state wine retailer shipping was deemed constitutional.

Although the Sixth Circuit’s decision clearly deviates from the legal […]

U.S. Supreme Court distributes Lebamoff for conference

By |2021-01-04T17:00:17+00:00January 4th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|

The U.S. Supreme Court distributes Lebamoff  for conference for January 8, 2021. We should know next week whether the Supreme Court will agree to grant cert in Lebamoff, which challenges the 6th Circuit’s ruling that Michigan’s wine retailer shipping law was deemed constitutional.

Originally, the case was set for conference on December 11, 2020, but was rescheduled […]

Happy New Year from Irish Liquor Lawyer: Predictions for 2021

By |2021-01-01T16:58:58+00:00January 1st, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Predictions for 2021

Today, I pay ode to the late John McLaughlin and make predictions for the new year. Enjoy it will be a wild one!

Prediction 1: The Supreme Court makes a move on wine retailer shipping. Lebamoff v. Whitmer, which appeals the 6th Circuit’s ruling allowing Michigan’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping […]

Merry Christmas in a season of hope: Wine may be fine but beer and spirits may die

By |2020-12-25T18:18:43+00:00December 25th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

Wine may be fine but beer and spirits may die

The Christmas season often times allows one to reflect on what happened during the past year. Clearly, this year has been difficult and many businesses may not survive.

The liquor space is not immune to the difficulties faced by society in general.

Especially hard […]

Is the wine retailer shipping case red hot in Supreme Court circles!

By |2020-12-11T03:40:59+00:00December 11th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Is the wine retailer shipping case red hot in Supreme Court circles!

Now that the Supreme Court passed Lebamoff v. Whitmer, which pertains to a challenge to Michigan’s discriminatory wine shipping law, down the road to another conference, what are the ramifications?

Is this an intentional act or is the Supreme Court’s […]

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