U.S. Supreme Court Briefs submitted in Michigan wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-11-09T19:40:10+00:00November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers and the Michigan Attorney General‘s office submitted their response briefs in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. The Supreme Court on September 9th demanded that both parties respond to a cert petition filing which challenged a 6th Circuit ruling upholding the constitutionality of Michigan’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

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Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

By |2020-11-09T03:24:47+00:00November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|

Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

A FOIA request asking the City of Chicago for data that justify restaurant restrictions, has yet to be honored.

On September 29, a FOIA request was made to the City of Chicago requesting data pertaining to COVID cases related to the restaurant industry. The […]

Mayor Lightfoot the hospitality community deserves better

By |2020-10-28T16:58:00+00:00October 28th, 2020|Breaking News|

Mayor the hospitality community deserves better, the City needs to present evidence that restaurants are a major contributing factor to the rise of COVID-19 cases.
The Fulton Market Association has requested and FOIAed information from the City of Chicago on restaurants’ impact on the increase of COVID-19. While acknowledging receipt of the FOIA, the city has […]

Michigan utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against two out-of-state entities

By |2020-10-07T21:34:41+00:00October 7th, 2020|Breaking News|

Michigan utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against two out-of-state retailers

Back in July Ohio became the first state to utilize the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against out-of-state retailers shipping wine into the state.

Three months later, Michigan filed suit against two entities, the state seeks a preliminary and permanent injunction pursuant to the 21st […]

Things are getting interesting! U.S. Supreme Court request state file a response in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-09-09T21:32:11+00:00September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Today the United States Supreme Court requested a response from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers to a cert petition filed in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case.

In Lebamoff  the 6th Circuit held that a discriminatory Michigan wine retailer shipping law, which allowed in-state retailers to sell to Michigan consumers, while […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to winemaker and All-Time baseball great Tom Seaver

By |2020-09-03T01:30:00+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Breaking News|

Tom Terrific’s 300th Victory

Irish Liquor Lawyer pays tribute to baseball great and wine maker Tom Seaver. Although he is a Met great and their best, I will always remember him for winning his 300th game with the White Sox and beating the Cubs with the Miracle Mets in 1969.

Further, Mr. Seaver […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in wine shipping case

By |2020-08-26T03:53:47+00:00August 26th, 2020|Breaking News|

 

Happy 3rd birthday to the mascot of Irish Liquor Lawyer. In action with Dad’s Amicus Brief in hand and a Dinosaur tattoo on his arm!

Irish Liquor Lawyer files his first ever U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer, wine shipping from the […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar

By |2020-08-25T21:33:15+00:00August 25th, 2020|Breaking News|

 

Today I have been officially admitted as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. Two years ago I never would have thought my path would take me here. But you never know where life takes you! Kind of cool being part of this group!

Irish Liquor Lawyer Exclusive: Ohio sued for discriminatory wine shipping law

By |2020-07-21T20:47:54+00:00July 21st, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Today a lawsuit was filed against Ohio, Ohio Wine Shipping Lawsuit, based on its wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Ohio consumers, but denies this privilege to out-of-state retailers.

This suit is based on Ohio’s law violating the Commerce Clause’s Non-Discrimination principle.

It was only recently the State of Ohio announced […]

U.S. Supreme Court cert petition filed in wine retailer shipping case

By |2020-07-17T21:46:34+00:00July 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Today, a Cert petition was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting they hear an appeal on the 6th Circuit’s decision in Lebamoff v. Snyder. The 6th Circuit upheld Michigan’s out-of-state wine retailer shipping ban by reversing a District Court’s decision, which held that Michigan’s law violated the Commerce Clause’s nondiscrimination principle.

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