Center for Alcohol Policy’s Law and Policy Conference set for September 10 and 11, 2015 in Chicago.

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. The conference starts with an informal evening reception on the 9th.  The conference will take place all day the 10th and conclude at noon on the 11th….Read More

State of Missouri Wins Challenge to State Alcohol Laws at 8th Circuit.

Today the 8th Circuit released its judgment and opinion in the Southern Wine and Spirits challenge to Missouri’s alcohol code.    In its opinion, the court upheld the decision of district court Judge Nanette K. Laughrey.   The 8th Circuit dismissed the Commerce Clause and Equal Protection challenges to Missouri law.   The 8th Circuit joins the 2nd, 4th…Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Warrants Needed for Blood Tests in DUI Cases.

The Supreme Court issued a 8-1  decision in Missouri v. McNeely holding that police officers cannot routinely conduct warrantless blood-alcohol tests.   A warrant requirement “must be determined case by case based on the totality of the circumstances.”   The court affirmed that this case derived from a routine DWI stop that presented no exigent circumstances other…Read More

Oral Argument Held in 8th Circuit Challenge By Southern Wine & Spirits

Today the 8th Circuit held oral arguments on Southern Wine & Spirits appeal of the district court’s ruling in favor of Missouri regarding their wholesaler licensing law.   The history of the case and briefing is provided at length below.    Sitting on today’s panel were 8th Circuit Judges Colloton and Shepherd as well as Iowa District…Read More

5th Annual Center for Alcohol Policy Legal Symposium to Be Held In Dallas September 9th thru 11th

The 5th annual Alcohol Law Symposium will be held September 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.  The program begins with a reception on Sunday evening the 9th, runs all day on Monday, and concludes around 12:30 on Tuesday the 11th.  This annual event brings together some of the most interesting alcohol stakeholders in the country – including state…Read More