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Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas, 18–96

Struck down a Tennessee requirement that applicants for a license to operate a retail liquor store have resided in the State for the prior two years. Held that the residency requirement violates the Commerce Clause because it blatantly favors the State's residents and has little relationship to public health and safety, and further held that the Twenty-first Amendment does not save the state law. Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the 7-2 Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/26


  • Alito


  • United States Supreme Court


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