The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
no avatar
User

Thomas

Rank

Senior Flamethrower

Posts

3579

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:23 pm

Surprised no one has posted this...

by Thomas » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:07 pm

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/642 ... iquor.html

21st Amendment may not cover the three tier system for much longer--we hope!
no avatar
User

Mike Conner

Rank

Ultra geek

Posts

163

Joined

Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:35 am

Location

Knoxville, TN

Re: Surprised no one has posted this...

by Mike Conner » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:50 am

Thomas,

Thanks for this bit of news. One more crack in the wall.

Mike
User avatar
User

Paul Winalski

Rank

Wok Wielder

Posts

4150

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:16 pm

Location

Merrimack, New Hampshire

Re: Surprised no one has posted this...

by Paul Winalski » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:57 pm

Thomas wrote:21st Amendment may not cover the three tier system for much longer--we hope!


Thanks for sharing this. It's most encouraging reading.

This particular case doesn't really have any 21st ammendment implications--it deals entirely with what happens to beer and wine once they get into Washington state and doesn't at all change the rules and regulations for how they get there. But a national distributor such as Costco may be just what's needed to crack this issue open. They may have deep enough pockets to buy the necessary politicians to get restrictive distribution systems repealed on a state-by-state basis.

-Paul W.
no avatar
User

Thomas

Rank

Senior Flamethrower

Posts

3579

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:23 pm

Re: Surprised no one has posted this...

by Thomas » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:36 pm

Paul,

I don't think any of the cases at the Supreme Court directly relate to the 21st Amendment--yet. But after shooting down state mandates one-by-one it is likely to finally dawn on the Supremes that the Commerce Clause should trump that part of the 21st that gave states the right to monopolize commerce, even if they still believe thta alcohol is a "special" case, as Kennedy said in the ruling last May--was it really a year ago? What's that about time speeding up in relation to age???

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], TomE and 5 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign