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Alabama Supreme Court overturns alcohol sales legislation

March 12, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a 2009 law allowing small towns in the state to vote on alcohol sales, but few expect the ruling to bring changes at the local level. The Court struck down the law in its Feb. 27 ruling in the case of Glenn Bynum and Larry Gipson v. City of Oneonta.  Bynum, pastor of Village Springs Baptist Church, Remlap, and Larry Gipson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Oneonta, both in Friendship Baptist Association, brought the suit in 2013 in an effort to stop a wet/dry election in Oneonta.  The Court’s ruling was not concerned with alcohol sales, however, but rather the law itself, according to Eric Johnston, who represented Bynum and Gipson in the suit. Johnston said the issue goes back to 2003 when the...

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