What that Supreme Court ruling may really mean
John C Feltz, Dayton, Ohio: The real shakeout on what yesterday's ruling on interstate shipping means is still to come - does the Commerce clause really trump the three-tier system, or is this ruling merely a levelling of the playing field between in-state and out-of-state producers? It' difficult to digest all the facets of this uniquely American issue - culture, constitutional law, and the business practices of 21st century alcohol sales. What I anticipate, in many states, is that ALL direct-to-consumer shipments will be banned, regardless of source. Don't forget that the middle tier (the distributors)...
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