In its 2005 watershed opinion in Granholm v. Heald, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a state alcohol law that discriminates against out-of-state producers in favor of in-state producers to be a violation of the dormant commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Following the opinion, states have hastened to amend their respective alcohol statutes and liquor codes to conform to the Granholm decision.
Granholm Compliance and Brewer Self-Distribution Law in Pa.
The Legal Intelligencer
October 9, 2013