Professor Zywicki Provides Commentary on the Consequences of a Supreme Court Action to Strike Down Laws Banning Wine Shipments Across State Lines

Professor Todd Zywicki provided commentary in an article that examined some of the consequences resulting from the Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down two laws banning wine shipments across state lines.

States Put A Cork in Wine Ruling, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), November 27, 2005. By Mark Kawar.

"States usually change their laws quickly after Supreme Court rulings, said Todd Zywicki, a law professor at George Mason University who has followed the wine shipping court cases. But states are reluctant to give up their regulations in this case because of the political power of the wholesalers, he said.

As their next line of attack, opponents of shipping restrictions are challenging laws banning wineries from shipping directly to restaurants and liquor stores without going through a local middle man. Zywicki said these challenges are unlikely to succeed because the direct-to-retailer bans don't discriminate against out-of-state wineries."