Washington Liquor Control Board to appeal Costco ruling

The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced yesterday it will appeal the ruling issued by Judge Marsha Pechman. The state will likely file its appeal in the next few weeks and will claim that the 21st Amendment should trump the Sherman Antitrust Act. In other words, the state should have the right to create monopolies, which are prohibited by the Sherman Act, because they were granted extraordinary powers by the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition in 1933 and gave the states control over alcohol regulation.

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