Author: Lauren Van Ert Brown

A Win for Fair Competition: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Protectionist Liquor Law

Texans for Consumer Freedom applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Tennessee law requiring a person to be a resident of the state for two years before applying for a package store license. According to the Court, this law is protectionist and unconstitutional. This decision reaffirms a U.S. District Court decision that…

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Texas Could Be Doing Away with a Non-Competitive Liquor Store Law

On Monday, April 10, the Texas Senate voted to eliminate a package liquor store law that for years has, according to the advocacy group Texans for Consumer Freedom and many proponents of free market competition, “provided a loophole granting some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to…

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Texas Senate Votes to Eliminate Anti-Competitive Liquor Law Passage of SB 750 Demonstrates Overwhelming Opposition to Discriminatory Five-Store Limit

AUSTIN – On Monday, April 10, 2017 the Texas Senate overwhelmingly voted to eliminate a discriminatory, anti-competitive provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that for generations has provided a loophole granting some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to a maximum of five. “By voting to…

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Exploiting Discriminatory Loophole, Twin Liquors Boasts Addition to Massive Liquor Store Cartel Despite Five-Store Limit, Jabour Family Opens 81st Store

AUSTIN – On Friday, February 17, 2017, Twin Liquors, the state’s second largest liquor store chain opened its 81st Texas store by exploiting a discriminatory loophole in the law for the 76th time. Although David Jabour, President of Twin Liquors, attributes the success of the chain to a “dedication to the customer,” the company’s expansion…

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