June 26, 2019 / 2:21 PM / a year ago

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor retail regulations

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a case concerning alcohol regulations enacted following the Prohibition era that Tennessee residency requirements for liquor retailers violate the U.S. Constitution’s interstate commerce provision.

The 7-2 ruling held that Tennessee’s regulations unlawfully discriminated against out-of-state businesses in violation of the Constitution’s so-called Commerce Clause.

The case pitted two constitutional provisions against one another: the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment ban on alcohol, and the Commerce Clause, which prevents states from discriminating against out-of-state businesses.

Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham

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