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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 04:39 AM

Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor sales law

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee law that makes it hard for outsiders to break into the state's liquor sales market.

The court voted 7-2 in ruling that a state requirement that someone live in Tennessee for two years to be eligible for a license to sell liquor violates the Constitution.

The outcome was a victory for a family that moved to Tennessee because of their daughter's disability and a national chain with nearly 200 liquor stores in 23 states.

The case pitted the authority given to states to regulate alcohol sales in the 21st Amendment that repealed Prohibition in the United States against the constitutional principle that only Congress, not the states, can regulate interstate commerce.

Read more: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/jun/26/supreme-court-strikes-down-tennessee-liquor-sales-law/497524/
(Chattanooga Times Free Press)

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