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SCOTUS knocks down Tennessee Residency Requirements

June 26, 2019

Date: 6/26/2019

In the last opinion announced today, Justice Alito proclaimed Tennessee’s 2 year residency requirement for alcohol licenses to be unconstitutional. This change could mean a lot of things, but only time will tell how states and communities will respond. The 7-2 opinion was joined by Justices Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Kavanaugh with Justices Gorsuch and Thomas dissenting. Be on the look out for a more in-depth analysis in the coming days, but for now let’s celebrate a little loosening of the sometimes baffling restrictions.


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