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Granholm v. Heald

United States Supreme Court
544 U.S. 460 (2005)


Facts

Michigan and New York set up comprehensive schemes for regulating wine. Under their systems, wine producers, wholesalers, and retailers were required to have their own, separate licenses. Moreover, only in-state wineries could directly sell wine to consumers. The two states did not allow out-of-state wineries to directly sell wine to their consumers. The United States Supreme Court considered whether the schemes violated the Dormant Commerce clause.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)

Dissent (Thomas, J.)

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