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Trading Grapes Report Recommends Lifting Ban on Direct Shipment of Out-of-State WinePosted on November 18, 2003 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In a policy report released today, Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich urges Arizona to lift its ban prohibiting direct shipment of out-of-state wine to Arizona consumers. In his report, Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine Shipments in Arizona, Brnovich explains how Arizona's ban violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, raises prices, and hurts Arizona's domestic wine industry. The report is available online.
Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine ShipmentsPosted on November 14, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Mark Brnovich
Seventy years after the end of Prohibition, it is illegal for Arizona consumers to purchase wine directly from out-of-state wineries.
Trading Grapes Policy Forum to Feature Speakers Favoring Direct Shipment of Out-of-State WinePosted on November 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, the Goldwater Institute will hold a policy forum to discuss reform of Arizona statutes prohibiting direct shipment of out-of-state wine to consumers. At the event, Goldwater Constitutional Studies Director Mark Brnovich will present a new report, Trading Grapes: The Case for Direct Wine Shipments in Arizona, explaining how Arizona's ban on direct shipment violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, raises prices for consumers, and hurts Arizona's domestic wine industry. Brnovich will call for repeal of the ban.
Constitutional Scholar Expresses Support for Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's "Wine Cartel"Posted on October 08, 2003 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix-Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich expressed support for an Institute for Justice lawsuit filed today in federal court, challenging what Brnovich called "Arizona's wine cartel. We've got a clear case of restraint-of-trade here," Brnovich said.
2003 Legislative Report CardPosted on September 29, 2003 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Satya Thallam
Senator Barry Goldwater best articulated his legislative mission when he said, "If I should be attacked for neglecting my constituents 'interests,' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty."