No. 12-2502.

731 F.3d 799 (2013)

SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS OF AMERICA, INC.; Southern Wine and Spirits of Missouri, Inc.; Harvey R. Chaplin; Wayne E. Chaplin; Paul B. Chaplin; Steven R. Becker, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. DIVISION OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO CONTROL; Lafayette E. Lacy, Supervisor of Alcohol & Tobacco Control, Defendants-Appellees, Missouri Beverage Company, Amicus on Behalf of Appellant, National Beer Wholesalers Association; Missouri Wine and Spirits Association; Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association; Attorney General of Arkansas; Attorney General of Delaware; Attorney General of Mississippi; Attorney General of Nebraska; Attorney General of South Dakota; Attorney General of Texas; Attorney General of West Virginia; American Beverage Licensees, Amici on Behalf of Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: September 25, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Neal Kimar Katyal , Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, D.C., argued ( Dominic F. Perella , Washington, D.C., Andrea W. Trento , Baltimore, MD, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Johnny K. Richardson , Diana C. Carter , Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C., Jefferson City, MO, on the brief), for appellants.

Kannon K. Shanmugam , Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C., argued ( Richard B. Walsh, Jr. , R. Bradley Ziegler , Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C., Saint Louis, MO, on the brief), for amicus curiae Missouri Wine and Spirits Assn., in support of appellees.

James R. Layton , Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, MO, argued ( Chris Koster , Atty. Gen., Douglas G. Leyshock , Joanna L.W. Trachtenberg , Asst. Attys. Gen., on the brief), for appellees.

Thomas C. Goldstein , Tejinder Singh , Goldstein & Russell P.C., Washington, D.C., for amicus curiae Missouri Beverage Co., in support of appellants.

Michael M. Madigan , Katherine E. Becker , Minneapolis, MN, Paul Pisano , Alexandria, VA, Stephen M. Diamond , Coral Gables, FL, for amici curiae National Beer Wholesalers Assn. and Missouri Beer Wholesalers Assn., in support of appellees.

Anthony S. Kogut , Willingham & Cote, P.C., East Lansing, MI, for amicus curiae American Beverage Licensees, in support of appellees.

David A. Curran , Asst. Atty. Gen., State of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR ( Dustin McDaniel , Atty. Gen., on the brief), for amici curiae Attorneys General of Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and West Virginia, in support of appellees.

Before COLLOTON and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges, and ROSE, District Judge.

COLLOTON, Circuit Judge.

Southern Wine & Spirits of Missouri, Inc. ("Southern Missouri") applied for a license to sell liquor at wholesale in Missouri. The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the Missouri Department of Public Safety ("the Division") denied the application, because Southern Missouri does not satisfy a residency requirement that applies to liquor wholesalers' officers, directors, and shareholders under Missouri law. Southern Missouri, its...


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