Might we see legal shipments of wine to Massachusetts?

New York Times: Justices Pick Apart Ban on Wine Sales From State to State. I’d love to see this quashed, but somehow I don’t see Massachusetts, which doesn’t even have the same liquor laws from town to town, rolling over if the Supremes rule that laws barring buying wine through the mail are illegal. Interesting legal battle, with the 21st Amendment (Prohibition Repeal) being pitted against the commerce clause. Ironically, states’ exemptions that allow local wineries to deliver in-state disembowel the states’ argument that regulations against interstate shipments are necessary to protect minors.

Interestingly, one of the plaintiffs in the New York case, Juanita Swedenburg, is proprietor of a Virginia winery (albeit one I’ve never heard of).

Other commentary: Slate, NPR.