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A message for Justice Souter

Lynne Kiesling has an interesting post on the wine case before the supreme court. She also has an appropriate response to a boneheaded observation made by David Souter: "bite me."

My state (SC) has recently emerged from the dark ages of monopoly in liquor law. For example, a 2003 law allows Ridge vineyards to send me fine zinfandel every five weeks or so. Yum. But shipments from out of state retailers are still against the law. Souter has the power to change that, but if he believes that liquor monopolies and their regulators protect the consumer, he's corked.