December 06, 2004

In Vino, ?

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear Swedenburg v. Kelly and Granholm v. Heald, regarding interstate shipment of wine (for more links, see here).

I have to confess a personal interest in the outcome of the case, as my wife and I have been getting into wines. The ability to order directly from out-of-state wineries would be wonderful.

But of course our country has almost as complicated a history with alcohol as it does with race. The Pacific Research Institute has an excellent overview of the issues: Wine Wars: Defending E-Commerce and Direct Shipment In The National Wine Market.

I hope the Supremes take a strong stand for capitalism and free trade and against these unsavory vestiges of Prohibition.

Posted by JohnL at December 6, 2004 09:50 PM
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