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C. Jarrett Dieterle

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C. Jarrett Dieterle is director of commercial freedom policy and a resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market-focused think tank. He joined R Street in January 2017, having previously worked as a regulatory attorney at a Washington law firm. He also clerked for a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Dieterle has worked and written for numerous policy organizations and think tanks in addition to R Street, including the Reason Foundation, the Manhattan Institute, the Mackinac Center and the Federalist Society. He also is the drinks columnist for the Richmond-Times Dispatch and the author of "Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink!", published in 2020. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond.

A move by Uber signals an opportunity to permanently end Prohibition-rooted restrictions that prevent many Americans from getting their drinks the same way they get their groceries and takeout meals.
Most states have repealed their Prohibition-era '3.2 laws,' but they would do beer-drinkers and retailers a favor by clearing away their remaining alcohol-content restrictions.
A California court decision could harm not just businesses but also workers and consumers. And the misguided idea shows signs of spreading to other states.
The proliferation of state licensing requirements is already bad enough. There's no need for cities to pile their own mandates on.