Supreme Court to Take Up Case of Liquor-store Owner Residency Requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court is soon due to hear the case of Doug and Mary Ketchum, who according to Tennessee law, cannot get a license to operate a liquor store because they have not lived in the state for more than a year, The Commercial Appeal reports. The state Alcoholic Beverage Commission recommended that the couple be allowed a license, but the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association threatened to sue if they did. Instead, the commission filed its own suit, asking that the law be declared unconstitutional. The case is due to be heard on Jan. 16.
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