Thursday, January 17, 2019

Breweries and the shutdown

Back on January 10, I had posted that breweries could not release any new brews during the government shutdown. It turns out that this is because the labels must be approved by ATF. The breweries, with the help of Alan Gura, have decided to sue ATF claiming that the restriction on new labels is a violation of the First Amendment rights of the brewery and stating that just because the government is shut down for lack of funding does not eliminate the rights of the citizens.

The complaint can be found here.


Jonathan H said...

While some of the regulatory people at ATF are off of work, I'm sure the armed agents are still on the job and while the agency can't be bothered to issue approvals, I'm SURE that they CAN be bothered to go after violators!

Divemedic said...

Hence, the lawsuit.