In an attempt to create a new banquet license, a bill introduced in Utah would require every restaurant to build a wall that blocks off its private party space from the rest of the establishment.
Regulations ban food sales, limit the number of events, and include other inane requirements.
Judge Thapar writes separately to note such requirements remain vulnerable under existing precedent.
Theatrical safety checks don't keep people safe—vaccines do.
Now officials in Chicago and New York are reconsidering their rules.
Using police to forcefully shut down Mac's Public House is a violation of liberty and a waste of resources.
Data from Yelp shows that the long-term economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only starting to be realized. And federal unemployment data shows layoffs are climbing again.
If there's a silver lining for the bars and restaurants that have been hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns, it's the widespread loosening of liquor laws.
If cities will accommodate huge numbers of visitors, why not extend the courtesy to locals?