Batty Ninth Circuit Hands Down Rare Victory for Three-Tier

Yesterday, an en banc panel (that's a full panel of judges) of the tricky and often unpredictable 9th Circuit Court handed down a stunning victory for state based three-tier laws over federal free speech law. The big win comes as the 9th Circuit issued its opinion in the long and winding Retail Digital Network (RDN) case, which challenged California's tied-house laws as a violation of the First Amendment.

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