R Street's Jarrett Dieterle weighed in on a recent South Carolina supreme court case, which held that a law limiting the number of liquor retail stores a single owner could operate within the state was unconstitutional. The article originally appeared in the Post & Courier:
Until very recently, South Carolina liquor store owners were only allowed to operate up to three retail outlets in the Palmetto State. The decades-old cap was struck down late last month by the state Supreme Court as unconstitutional, on grounds the law was arbitrary and motivated solely by economic protectionism.
While the state’s incumbent liquor stores have been quick to condemn the decision, South Carolinians should embrace the court’s holding and resist attempts to reinstate the cap in a slightly altered form.
Read the whole thing at: http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/let-all-s-c-liquor-stores-compete-on-the-same-level/