SB 104 which would extend cocktails-to-go passes the Illinois house, it goes to the Senate for concurrence and then needs to be signed by the Governor by June 2, 2021.
I will be speaking at 3:35pm on WGN AM 720 about cocktails-to-go today, we need to get SB104 passed into law to extend cocktails-to-go.
ILLINOIS RESTAURANT ACT-HB 2557
This bill creates the Illinois Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a fund in the amount of $20,000,000. This fund will award restaurant revitalization grants to struggling businesses. These include businesses that have not received PPP funding from the federal government and are not publicly traded companies. The money will be used to rehire and […]
Congrats to Julia Momose for being named the Best Industry Advocate with her work with Cocktails for Hope.
I am glad to be associated with her and being mentioned in this article with her and our great partner Ian Beacraft.
We have a great leader and look forward to making cocktails-to-go permanent
Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher
It is a great honor to contribute to Wine Searcher’s article about the recent 8th Circuit decision which upheld Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law. I am very disappointed with the result and the judge’s reasoning on the interplay between the Commerce Clause […]
Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit
The Eight Circuit announced today that Missouri’s wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Missouri residents, but denies this same privilege to out-of-state retailers is constitutional. Sarasota Wine Markets, LLC v. Schmitt, 19-1948 (8th Circuit) Sarasota […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]