Court weighs in on Whiteclay beer sales

Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 08:47:05-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - A long battle over beer sales continues in a small Nebraska town, but this time unfolding in front of the state supreme court.

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear the case involving the Whiteclay liquor stores today. The case reached the Supreme Court after a District Court Judge overruled the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s decision to not renew their liquor licenses. 


Justices are expected to hear oral arguments Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Lincoln.


For months, four stores in Whiteclay continue to fight for their liquor licenses to be re-instated after the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s decision last spring, citing there wasn’t adequate law enforcement to renew the stores’ licenses.

The town sits near the Nebraska and South Dakota state line, next to Pine Ridge Reservation.

With only about a dozen people living in Whiteclay, the four stores reportedly sold millions of cans of beer each year.

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