Tennessee v. Byrd

In September 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Cert to Tennessee Wine & Spirit Retailers Association v. Clayton Byrd (Tennessee v Byrd). Below is a record of the case and media coverage of the case.


District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
District Court Decision (Judge Sharp) 4/14/17

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Oral Arguments 11/20/17
Circuit Court Decision (2/21/18)

United States Supreme Court
Granholm v. Heald (2005)
TN Retailers Assoc Petition for Writ of Certiorari (7/20/18)
Total Wine Reply to Petition for Cert in Opposition (8/16/18)
TN Retailers Reply to Total on Cert (9/4/18)
SCOTUS: Certiorari Granted (9/27/18)
Tennessee Wine & Spirit Retailers SCOTUS Brief (11/16/180


IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANT (TN Wine & Spirit Retailers)
Alcohol Policy Alliance
National Conference of State Legislatures
American Beverage Licensees
Center for Alcohol Policy
Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of America
Tennessee Wine & Spirit Wholesalers
Open Markets
National Beer Wholesalers of America
National Alcohol Beverage Control States
Thirty-Four States
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers
Major Brands
KHBC Partners
Consumer Action


Sixth Circuit Strikes Discriminatory Alcohol Law (2/22/18)
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Sixth Circuit Strikes Down Residency Requirements (2/27/18)
GSRM Alcohol Beverage Law Blog

Durational Residency Requirements Unconstitutional (3/3/18)
Alcohol Law Advisor

Son of Granholm Inches Closer (7/2/18)
Alcohol Law Advisor

Is Granholm II Coming to the Wine Industry? (7/24/18)
FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog

Supreme Court Has a Chance to Decide if States Can Discriminate Against Wine Retailer Shipping (7/24/18)

Tennessee Retailers Petition Supreme Court (8/27/18)
Wine Business Blog

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Tennessee Retailers Case (9/27/18
Alcohol Law Review

BREAKING—SCOTUS Grants Cert in Byrd: Out-of-State Retailers to Be Heard On Issue of Commerce Clause Discrimination (9/27/18)
Libation Law Blog

Supreme Court to Decide on Residency Requirements (9/27/18)
Waller Blog

Granholm 2!! (9/28/18)
Wine Business Blog

Supreme Court To Review State Residency Requirements (9/28/18)
National Law Review

Could The Supreme Court Strike Down Bans on Retailer Direct Shipping (9/28/18)
Wine Spectator

Byrd v Tennessee Wine & Spirit Retailers Assoc (10/1/18)
Alcohol Law Advisor

Supreme Court Grants Cert on Granholm-Like Case For Retailers (10/1/18)
Libation Law Blog

Are Durational Residency Requirements for Alcohol Retailers Constitutional? (10/3/18)
National Conference of State Legislators

Supreme Court to Revisit Case of Wine Shipping (10/11/18)

A Wine Case Worth Watching in the Supreme Court (10/12/18)
Constitution Daily

The Supreme Court Must Rule on Wine Retailer Shipping (10/12/18)
FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog

Will Byrd Actually Tackle the Most Important Constitutional Issue? (10/15/18)
The Irish Liquor Lawyer

U.S. Wine Retailers and the Constitutional Right to Ship Out-of-State (10/16/18)

Wine Shipping Goes Back to the Supreme Court – PODCAST (10/22/18)
Wine For Normal People Podcast

A Crucial Decision: SCOTUS Takes On Retailer Residency Requirements (10/27/18)

Wine, Consumers and the Court (11/5/18)
Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog

Courts Take a Closer Look at Wine Shipping (11/7/18)
Wine-Searcher News

Wine Consumers to Fund Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Wine Shipping Case (11/13/18)
Wine Freedom

Wine Consumers Must Take Matters Into Their Own Hands (11/13/18)
FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog

Alcohol Retailers Lead The Charge on a New Round of Constitutional Challenges ((11/16/18)
The Legal Intelligencer at Law.com

WSWA Backs Tennessee Law in Residency Case Against Total Wine (11/21/18)
Shanken Daily