Even though the court decision is a victory for consumers, it does not create the level of competition that those consumers should enjoy. Lawmakers should build on the court decision to create true consumer choice for beer. State law does not require meat to be purchased only from local butchers or cakes to be bought only from independent bakers. There is no reason that adults should not have the same options for beer that they have for other consumer goods.The law should be changed to allow open, rather than restricted, retail sales in supermarkets, and to enable distributors to sell beer in quantities other than cases.
Eat 'em up, Scranton! That's the kind of duh!-level common sense the debate on the case law needs, and the kind of support for the consumer that's been wholly absent. Beat the drums, people, write those letters.