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Texas Group Wants Out-Of-State Booze Sellers Dried Up

Law360, Dallas (August 26, 2016, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A Texas trade group representing alcohol retailers has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resurrect a long-dormant state law requiring a year of state residency before landing an alcohol sales permit, saying a recent Fifth Circuit decision is at odds with rulings from other circuits.

Residency requirements, including a rule that a corporation can’t secure most alcohol permits unless more than half its stock is owned by Texas residents, are technically still on the books in Texas, but haven’t been enforced for many years, after a...
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