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44 Liquormart Inc. v. Rhode Island

Docket No.: 94-1140
Argued: November 1, 1995
Decided: May 13, 1996

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, 18th Amendment, 1st Amendment, 21st Amendment, 8th Amendment, Bill of Rights, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Eighteenth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Sherman Act, Supremacy Clause, Twenty-First Amendment

PartyNames: 44 LIQUORMART, INC., et al. v. RHODE ISLAND et al. Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Petitioner: 44 Liquormart Inc.
Respondent: Rhode Island

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket

44 Liquormart Inc.
v.
Rhode Island
517 U.S. 484 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1495134 L.Ed.2d 711 (517 U.S.
Question:

Is Rhode Island's statute an infringement on the First Amendment right to commercial freedom of speech? If it is, can Rhode Island still pass such legislation under the Twenty-first Amendment which limits the dormant Commerce Clause by empowering the states to regulate the sale of alcohol?

44 Liquormart Inc. v. Rhode Island
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 01, 1995

Decision: Decision: 9 votes for 44 Liquormart Inc., 0 vote(s) against
Opinion By:

44 Liquormart Inc. v. Rhode Island
Case Documents

1Opinion in 44 Liquormart Inc. v. Rhode Island
2Opinion in 44 Liquormart Inc. v. Rhode Island
Additional documents for this case are pending review.