Walmart Relaunches Fight Against Texas Liquor Laws

By Michelle Casady (June 30, 2021, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Walmart is trying again to overturn what it says are unconstitutional Texas laws that prevent it from selling liquor in the state and has filed suit against alcohol regulator the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in state district court.

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Travis County District Court, the retail giant told the court that a portion of the state's alcohol code is unfairly precluding it from competing for liquor sales and was "drafted by the trade group representing incumbent liquor store owners in order to keep Walmart out."

Walmart — already the largest retailer of wine and beer in Texas...

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