SCOTUS grants Illinois’s request to participate in Byrd oral argument

With oral argument in Byrd v. Tennessee (Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair)  set for January 16, interested parties have ensured the Court hears their voices by filing a myriad of amicus briefs. Illinois’s (under the old Republican administration that was ousted this past election) led some States in filing a brief in support of the commerce-clause-violating restrictions that the 6th Circuit struck down giving rise to this challenge.

The Court on Friday granted the States the right to participate in oral arguments.

We’ve posted many of the briefs in favor and against the restrictions on granting alcoholic beverage retailers’ licenses based on residency requirements here, here and here.

The final reply brief, filed by the Retailers’ Association last Friday can be found here.

Ashley Brandt

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