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Supreme Court: Alcohol distribution law unconstitutional


January 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a law requiring the top 25 brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers is unconstitutional.

The 5-4 ruling means alcohol manufacturers can designate a single wholesaler in the state to distribute their products.

A spokesman for the state attorney general's office, Alex Gerszewski, declined comment on the ruling.

The law, sought by small alcohol wholesalers that did not merge with larger out-of-state distributors, was passed by the Legislature and signed in May by Gov. Kevin Stitt. I...

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