A federal judge has ruled a state law banning Massachusetts residents from buying wine from most out-of-state wineries is illegal.
Judge Rya Zobel of U.S. District Court in Boston ruled that the law violates the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution because it lets all Massachusetts wineries to sell locally but blocks 98% of non-Massachusetts wineries from the local market for no good reason the court could discern (or words to that effect).
Her decision is on a suit filed by a group of California winemakers.
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