Wine consumers crowdsource funds to pay for an amicus brief. You can help Wine Freedom!
Wine Freedom – a website affiliated with the National Association of Wine Retailers is currently accepting donation via GoFundMe for the costs of a wine consumers amicus brief to be filed in the Byrd v. Tennessee case. The attorneys selected to write the brief have definitely earned their stripes in the commerce clause wine arena – Robert Epstein and Alex Tanford of Epstein Cohen Seif & Porter, LLP who were instrumental in the Granholm decision and who have been steadily filing cases in support of access to markets and lessening restrictions on the interstate sale of wine – among other beverages. I’ve got it on good authority that NAWR has also engaged a heavy hitter, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, to help with their own amicus brief.
If for no other reason than as goes wine, hopefully so to should liquor and beer, you should consider helping Wine Freedom and the NAWR (although from the looks of it, they’ve reached their goal) in generating the funds to pay for the consumer brief supporting fewer restrictions on consumer access to interstate shipments of wine.