NBWA Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd | NBWA: America's Beer Distributors

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Press Releases| Sep 28, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President & CEO Craig Purser issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd:

“As the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the length of Tennessee’s residency requirement for licensed retailers and wholesalers, NBWA will continue to support and defend the independent beer distribution system which works so well for so many. Central to this efficient and effective system is the proven state regulatory framework under which everyone benefits. As the Supreme Court has said in previous cases, ‘The three tier system is unquestionably legitimate,’ and we look forward to the Court reaffirming that principle.”

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