Tennessee Wine v. THOMAS
On June 26, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Tennessee Wine v. Thomas. Though not a case with consumer wine shipping directly at issue, the ruling had a critical impact on wine consumers.
The key holding of the ruling was this: States May Not Pass Discriminatory Laws Impacting Out-of-state Wine Stores For Purely Protectionist Motives.
That changed with the Tennessee Wine v. Thomas Supreme Court ruling.
Wine Freedom and its followers helped bring this decision to fruition. Wine Freedom submitted a “Friend of the Court” Amicus Brief in the Tennessee Wine case arguing that the court should do exactly what it did.
It was the first crowd funded Supreme Court Friend of the Court brief in history.
There are roughly X states that, at the time of the Tennessee Wine ruling, that unconstitutionally discriminate against out-of-state wine stores and bar their consumers from accessing the wines they want. They include:
Wine Freedom and other organizations are working to change laws in these states to bring them into compliance with the Constitution and to bring greater access to wine for consumers.
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