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Untapped Potential: How Georgia’s Beer Distribution Laws Stifle the Craft Beer Industry

Beer consumption in the United States is a $100 billion annual industry and is composed of five different kinds of drinks: domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard ciders, and flavored malt beverages. Brewing goliaths Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller dominate the American beer industry, comprising over 75% of the market. While the domestic-beer category comprises the largest segment of the beer market, most of the top domestic brands have experienced a reduction in sales in recent years. Some of the reduction in sales has been attributed to consumers’ desire for more flavorful beer. Consequently, many consumers are turning to craft beer.

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Announcing our 2017 Symposium! “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing”

The Georgia Law Review is pleased to announce that it will present a symposium titled “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing” on Friday, January 27, 2017. Police practices and community expectations of the duties of law enforcement personnel often lead to sweeping changes in criminal law. The recent news coverage of policing issues […]

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What Did the Supreme Court Hold in Heffernan v. City of Paterson?

Reasoned opinions count as much or more than outcomes, partly because “reasoned response to reasoned argument is an essential aspect of [the judicial] process,” and partly because “the opinion has as one if not its major office to show how like cases are properly to be decided in the future.” Scrutiny of the Supreme Court’s reasons is called for not only when the result seems doubtful, but also when the result is intuitively appealing. Weak reasons may in the long run undermine a holding that deserves a better foundation than the Court has built for it, or at least distort and delay the elaboration of doctrine. When the intuition behind the holding deserves broader application than the Court’s reasons can support, an effort to identify more convincing reasons is an especially worthwhile project.

Heffernan v. City of Paterson, illustrates the good result/weak reasons problem.

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11th Circuit Finds That Florida’s Teacher Evaluation Model Has a Rational Basis

In Cook v. Bennett, 792 F.3d 1294 (11th Cir. 2015), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for Florida school districts and State Board of Education officials. In affirming the district court, the Eleventh Circuit agreed that seven public school teachers and their representative associations failed to present sufficient evidence showing […]

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Congratulations to the Vol. 50 Executive & Managing Board

The Georgia Law Review Volume 49 Executive Board is pleased to announce the Volume 50 Executive and Managing Boards for 2015-2016. Editor in Chief: Payton McCurry Bradford Executive Managing Editor: Carly Sumner Freliche Executive Articles Editor: Fisher K. Law Executive Notes Editor: Jacob M. Ware Executive Online Editor: Leah M. Davis Executive Symposium Editor: Solesse L. Altman […]

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Publication of 2L Notes

The Georgia Law Review is pleased to announce the following Notes selected for publication in the final two issues of Volume 49 and the first two issues of Volume 50: David Tyler Adams, Laissez Fair: The Case for Alternative Litigation Funding and Assignment of Lawsuit Proceeds in Georgia Elizabeth D. Barwick, New Uniform Law Grants Fiduciaries Broad Access to Digital […]

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