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

By |January 11th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huc7IL7b8S8   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 standards set forth in Granholm [...]

Supreme Court denies cert in the Walmart liquor retailer case

By |November 23rd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laAT18_YbDo Supreme Court denies cert in the Walmart liquor retailer case Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying cert in the Walmart Stores Inc, v. TABC, case dealing with a Texas law, which bans public corporations from owning a liquor license. Walmart challenged this law on Commerce Clause grounds taking the position that the law resulted in [...]

Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs

By |November 11th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_RCvsiavuM Pritzker seeks to strengthen court order that gives him great power over restaurant shut downs Today, Governor Pritzker through the Illinois AG's Office filed a Motion to Publish the decision in (Fox Fire Tavern, LLC., v. Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, 2020 IL App (2d) 200623-U). Presently, this decision only applies to Fox Fire Tavern. The Motion to Publish seeks [...]

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

By |November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

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. Stay tune more analysis to follow!

Chicago fails to answer FOIA request on restaurant shutdowns

By |November 9th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErvgV4P6Fzc 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 requesting party requested the following: 1: [...]

Mayor Lightfoot the hospitality community deserves better

By |October 28th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

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 not provided this information [...]

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

By |October 7th, 2020|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C12iRGBi5M 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 Amendment Enforcement Act. The actions [...]

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

By |September 9th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc   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 at the [...]