Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Glad He's on Our Side ... I Think: According to the Wine Spectator, Ken Starr is now working with the Coalition for Free Trade to help overturn the clearly unconstitutional state laws that restrict wine drinkers from having wine shipped to their homes. (The several states defend their laws as falling under the rubric of post-prohibition state regulation of liquor, but they are really only a favor to distributors and a limit on a person's ability to choose wine.) I feel a little bad for Starr, since he was odds-on for the Supreme Court until a few years ago -- a job, I've argued before, that he's cut out for. Starr has a large and powerful legal brain, so good for us (wine drinkers). I can only wish him more success than in his previous endeavors.