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Posts from the CARE Act Category

Wine Sales and Distribution 2012 – A Look Forward

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

In looking forward to what 2012 might bring the world of wine compliance and regulation, it is instructive to first look back at 2011. One thing we’ve learned after eight years in the world of wine compliance is that once movements gain momentum, it’s hard to slow them down. The past year demonstrated the continuation [...]

January 9th, 2012

H.R. 1161: Supported by the U.S. Constitution

By Paul Pisano, Senior VP and General Counsel, NBWA

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post, written by Paul Pisano of NBWA, in our series on the CARE Act of 2011. I would like to thank ShipCompliant for allowing me to offer a few thoughts about H.R. 1161. “Constitutional Head Fakes” or Fake Constitutional Objections? The debate over H.R. 1161, The Community Alcohol [...]

April 28th, 2011

What Scholars Have to Say About the CARE Bill

By Cary M. Greene, Esq., Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, WineAmerica

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post, written by Cary Greene of WineAmerica, in our series on the CARE Act of 2011. Yes, I’m another one of those pesky lawyers in this exciting edition of The CARE Act, the Sequel. Since you’ve already gotten much of the background, (if you haven’t read the outstanding [...]

April 21st, 2011

HR 1161: Factional FAQ

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post, written by R. Corbin Houchins, in our series on the CARE Act of 2011. Questions abound regarding what HR 1161 would do if it became law. Published answers conflict, ranging from “merely clarify existing law” to “instantly terminate direct shipment.” Here’s my take on some frequently encountered [...]

April 13th, 2011

HR 1161: The Great Constitutional Head Fake

By Wendell Lee, General Counsel, Wine Institute

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post, written by Wendell Lee of Wine Institute, in our series on the CARE Act of 2011. In anticipation of all that you’ll be reading and hearing about HR 1161, I wanted to take this opportunity to propose something not always done in Congress, but something that will [...]

April 12th, 2011