Oral Arguments Set For Next Month Over Challenge To Alcohol Proposal

Sep 11, 2014

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments next month in the lawsuit challenging a proposal to legalize alcohol sales in all 75 of the state's counties.

Justices on Thursday set oral arguments for Oct. 9 in the lawsuit filed by a group opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment.

Citizens for Local Rights asked the court to remove the proposal from the November ballot, arguing the state used the wrong deadline to accept petitions for the measure. It also argued that the ballot title is insufficient.

At present, 37 of Arkansas' 75 counties are dry, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, except under certain laws, such as those allowing for private clubs.