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Judge Calls Ky. Ban On Wine Sales In Groceries Unconstitutional

Last updated on September 11th, 2012 at 03:15 pm

A U.S. District Judge has ruled that Kentucky’s prohibition against the sale of wine in liquor stores is unconstitutional, Business First Louisville reports.

U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II’s ruling was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

In his ruling, Heyburn said the Kentucky laws and administrative regulations preventing grocery stores from obtaining licenses to sell package liquor and wine is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Heyburn stayed enforcement of his decision pending a hearing to consider any unresolved issues in the case.

 

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