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Aug 2002 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Judge Strikes Texas Direct Shipping BanIn a 48-page legal opinion, US District Court Judge Melinda Harmon ruled that Texas' ban on direct shipments of wine, beer, and spirits violates the dormant commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling follows two others that challenge direct shipping bans in North Carolina and Virginia, both of which are currently on appeal.The decision found the Texas Marketing Act, which allowed Texas wineries to ship limited quantities of wine to consumers despi...
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