Texas Crowler Conflict Aint Over But


Marc Sorini explained a Texas court ruling which held that a posting by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission on its website constituted a rule, not just informal agency guidance. The distinction is important outside the Texas case, Mr. Sorini argued, because the use of « similar informal policy documents » by state and federal alcohol beverage regulators « has been rising for decades, » and the Texas court opinion “stands as a useful reminder to regulators that this approach has limits. »