(a) Definitions
  In this section - 
    (1) the term "attorney general" means the attorney general or
  other chief law enforcement officer of a State or the designee
    (2) the term "intoxicating liquor" means any spirituous,
  vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquor of any
    (3) the term "person" means any individual and any partnership,
  corporation, company, firm, society, association, joint stock
  company, trust, or other entity capable of holding a legal or
  beneficial interest in property, but does not include a State or
  agency thereof; and
    (4) the term "State" means any State of the United States, the
  District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any
  territory or possession of the United States.
(b) Action by State attorney general
  If the attorney general has reasonable cause to believe that a
person is engaged in, or has engaged in, any act that would
constitute a violation of a State law regulating the importation or
transportation of any intoxicating liquor, the attorney general may
bring a civil action in accordance with this section for injunctive
relief (including a preliminary or permanent injunction) against
the person, as the attorney general determines to be necessary to -

    (1) restrain the person from engaging, or continuing to engage,
  in the violation; and
    (2) enforce compliance with the State law.
(c) Federal jurisdiction
  (1) In general
    The district courts of the United States shall have
  jurisdiction over any action brought under this section by an
  attorney general against any person, except one licensed or
  otherwise authorized to produce, sell, or store intoxicating
  liquor in such State.
  (2) Venue
    An action under this section may be brought only in accordance
  with section 1391 of title 28 or in the district in which the
  recipient of the intoxicating liquor resides or is found.
  (3) Form of relief
    An action under this section is limited to actions seeking
  injunctive relief (a preliminary and/or permanent injunction).
  (4) No right to jury trial
    An action under this section shall be tried before the court.
(d) Requirements for injunctions and orders
  (1) In general
    In any action brought under this section, upon a proper showing
  by the attorney general of the State, the court may issue a
  preliminary or permanent injunction to restrain a violation of
  this section. A proper showing under this paragraph shall require
  that a State prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a
  violation of State law as described in subsection (b) of this
  section has taken place or is taking place.
  (2) Additional showing for preliminary injunction
    No preliminary injunction may be granted except upon - 
      (A) evidence demonstrating the probability of irreparable
    injury if injunctive relief is not granted; and
      (B) evidence supporting the probability of success on the
  (3) Notice
    No preliminary or permanent injunction may be issued under
  paragraph (1) without notice to the adverse party and an
  opportunity for a hearing.
  (4) Form and scope of order
    Any preliminary or permanent injunction entered in an action
  brought under this section shall - 
      (A) set forth the reasons for the issuance of the order;
      (B) be specific in terms;
      (C) describe in reasonable detail, and not by reference to
    the complaint or other document, the act or acts sought to be
    restrained; and
      (D) be binding upon - 
        (i) the parties to the action and the officers, agents,
      employees, and attorneys of those parties; and
        (ii) persons in active concert or participation with the
      parties to the action who receive actual notice of the order
      by personal service or otherwise.
  (5) Admissibility of evidence
    In a hearing on an application for a permanent injunction, any
  evidence previously received on an application for a preliminary
  injunction in connection with the same civil action and that
  would otherwise be admissible, may be made a part of the record
  of the hearing on the permanent injunction.
(e) Rules of construction
  This section shall be construed only to extend the jurisdiction
of Federal courts in connection with State law that is a valid
exercise of power vested in the States - 
    (1) under the twenty-first article of amendment to the
  Constitution of the United States as such article of amendment is
  interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States including
  interpretations in conjunction with other provisions of the
  Constitution of the United States; and
    (2) under section 122 of this title as such section is
  interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States; but shall
  not be construed to grant to States any additional power.
(f) Additional remedies
  (1) In general
    A remedy under this section is in addition to any other
  remedies provided by law.
  (2) State court proceedings
    Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit an
  authorized State official from proceeding in State court on the
  basis of an alleged violation of any State law.