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March 28, 2018

Don’t tread on happy hour

Today we filed this First Amendment lawsuit arguing that the government can’t censor truthful, non-misleading speech—even if it has to do with :: gasp:: alcohol. In Virginia, it’s perfectly legal to have happy hour, it’s just not legal to talk about it.  The state severely restricts the way restaurants can advertise their ...

January 14, 2016

Almost 100 years later, Prohibition's legacy stifles economic opportunity

After the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, states regained control over alcohol sales.  Unfortunately, interest groups and angry temperance supporters swiftly harnessed the states’ new power to pass anti-competitive laws in their favor. 100 years later, the alcoholic beverage industry is still notoriously tricky to get into, and for all ...

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