The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken! Now what?
On May 16, 2005, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned laws in New York and Michigan, which either nominally permitted or prohibited direct shipment of wine from out-of-state wineries. In his majority opinion, Justice Kennedy said both New York and Michigan were engaging in a kind of protectionism that the Commerce Clause forbids. Now the issue of interstate wine sales returns to the states in that direct shipments may be regulated, but only if out-of-state wineries are treated the same as in-state wineries.
How does this decision change the landscape of interstate wine sales?
Find out at this Seminar. Hear from a lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the wineries, and find out what she and other nationally known experts think the decision means for the future of the American wine industry.