R Street's Jarrett Dieterle has published a white paper focusing on a recent court case out of South Carolina that could have major implications for the world of booze:
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently struck down a state law limiting how many liquor retail outlets an individual or business could own within the Palmetto State.1 According to the court, the only justification for the law was economic protectionism, an improper basis for economic regulation. The case may be a portent for the end of oppressive and protectionist alcohol-regulation regimes across the country, and a sign that the recent revival in economic liberty jurisprudence could be coming to the world of booze.
Check out the full paper here: http://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/98.pdf
Jarrett previously coauthored an op-ed in the Charleston Post & Courier about the case, as well: http://www.drinksreform.org/blog-1/2017/4/21/let-all-sc-liquor-stores-compete-on-the-same-level