Category: Legal

Underage Alcohol Sales Entrapment Stings

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Entrapment is illegal because it is an attempt to induce law-abiding citizens into in crimes that they would not otherwise have committed. It tricks and deceives the innocent into breaking the law. For that reason, it is a federal crime. In the words of the U.S. Supreme Court, entrapment “deserves the severest condemnation.” Therefore, underage …

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Wilson Act (Passed to Help States Protect Their Alcohol Prohibition)

Congress passed the Wilson Act in 1890. Before that, the U.S. Supreme Court had held that a state could only exclude from its borders two forms of articles. One was those that were not legitimate articles of commerce. The other was those “intrinsically not merchantable.” For example, rotten meat or disease-infected products. However, some states …

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Webb-Kenyon Act (U.S. Law Promoting Prohibition in States)

The U.S. Congress passed the Webb-Kenyon Act in 1913. It prohibited interstate “shipment or transportation” of alcoholic beverages “in violation of any law of [any] State, Territory, or District of the United States.” The Act was sponsored by Rep. Edwin Y. Webb, Democrat of North Carolina and William S. Kenyon, Republican of Iowa. It passed …

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Alcoholic Beverage Nutrition Labels are Needed to Help Consumers

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Why aren’t there alcoholic beverage nutrition labels? Other foods and beverages have them. And they’re very helpful to consumers. The TTB The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) controls alcoholic beverage labeling. Therefore, many health and consumer groups have been urging the TTB  to require alcoholic beverage nutrition labels. And they’ve been doing so …

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