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Supreme Court affirms Sixth Circuit's ruling Striking Tennessee's Residency Requirement

June 26, 2019

In the biggest legal case involving wine since Granholm v. Heald in 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court today has issued its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas. The decision affirms the Sixth Circuit's ruling striking Tennessee's residency requirement. The court ruled that "The provision expressly discriminates against nonresidents and has at best a highly attenuated relationship to public health or safety."