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Judge Strikes Down Ban on Single Beer Sales
ABC 7 ^ | 6/19/05 | ABC 7

Posted on 06/18/2005 10:13:54 PM PDT by freedom44

Washington (AP) - Buying a single can or bottle of beer will still be legal in the near future in some parts of Northwest Washington.

A federal judge has struck down the District's ban on such sales in Ward 4, ruling that the D.C. Council hastily passed it last fall without the required public notice.

It was supposed to begin last November, but never took effect because the judge blocked its enforcement until the larger legal questions could be decided. This week, she struck down the law.

The measure was known as the Fenty Amendment after sponsor Adrian Fenty introduced it as a means to reduce litter and drinking on sidewalks. There are similar bans in the Mount Pleasant and Adams Morgan neighborhoods.

Fenty says he will ask the council to act again on the ban and that he will urge city lawyers to appeal the ruling.

Opponents say the ban would devastate mom & pop stores that count on single sales for as much as 50 percent of their income in some months.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aclulist; beer; dc; govwatch; libertarians; ruling

1 posted on 06/18/2005 10:13:54 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44
a means to reduce litter and drinking on sidewalks.

For every one can, there will now be five others.

2 posted on 06/18/2005 10:15:39 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: freedom44

Whew! Some of us like to make 18 trips to the liquor store in one night. Is that so wrong????


3 posted on 06/18/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals should be seen, but not heard..)
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To: freedom44
Would this count as a single?
4 posted on 06/18/2005 10:20:35 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: freedom44

When did they outlaw Ice Chests?


5 posted on 06/18/2005 10:21:03 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: freedom44

The Capital of Washington = Olympia
The kind of Beer I drink in the Great Northwest Rayyyyy Neeeeerr Beeeeeeeeer!

Olympia beer isn't bad either, but they just don't know how to advertise.


6 posted on 06/18/2005 10:25:23 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: freedom44
I'm a beer "buyer" as my profession and I've never understood these restrictions. I've have retailers I work with whose beer licenses have restrictions on them that forbid them from selling singles. This makes no sense.

The alcoholic control board does this to keep drunks from buying singles and drinking them right then and there on the street. So what's the answer.... make them buy a six pack and drink it right then and there on the street? SMART!!!!
7 posted on 06/18/2005 10:27:13 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (The UN did such a fine job with "Oil for Food" in Iraq, let's let them run the whole country!)
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To: freedom44

this is literally the most backwards law i have ever seen. no dont buy just a can buy a six pack! what kind of moron...


8 posted on 06/18/2005 10:33:58 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: freedom44
in case anyone was wondering.. this was introduced by a DUmmie
9 posted on 06/18/2005 10:35:29 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: SIDENET; freedom44
Would this count as a single?

thats not a single beer

That's a single beer

10 posted on 06/18/2005 10:38:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (A wowser, lacking any of the greater virtues, makes up that lack by denunciation of little vices)
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To: freedom44
[The measure was known as the Fenty Amendment after sponsor Adrian Fenty introduced it as a means to reduce litter and drinking on sidewalks.]



B.S.

Every time you see a law like this that puts some tedious obstruction in the way of adults getting access to alcohol, you can be assured it's the prohibitionists trying to whittle away at our freedom for our own good.
11 posted on 06/18/2005 10:44:44 PM PDT by spinestein (See Dick talk. See Dick rant. See Dick compare the U.S. to Hitler and Stalin. Don't be a DICK!)
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To: minus_273

Of course it was. The backwards logic is a dead give away.


"Make them drink less beer by forcing them to buy more beer" BRILLIANT!!!


12 posted on 06/18/2005 10:46:14 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (The UN did such a fine job with "Oil for Food" in Iraq, let's let them run the whole country!)
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To: freedom44

I loved those things when I was Designated Driver in college. A single Guinness.


13 posted on 06/18/2005 10:49:30 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Defeat Stabenow in 06!!!!)
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To: SIDENET
Just as much as "Crazy Horse" beer in the four-oh.

http://www.40ozmaltliquor.com/crazyhorse.html
14 posted on 06/18/2005 10:50:28 PM PDT by spinestein (See Dick talk. See Dick rant. See Dick compare the U.S. to Hitler and Stalin. Don't be a DICK!)
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To: freedom44

Good, singles should be able to buy beer too.


15 posted on 06/18/2005 10:52:44 PM PDT by Stonedog (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet it's difficult to pronounce.)
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To: freedom44
"FREEEEDOMMMM!!!"
16 posted on 06/18/2005 10:55:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87...my liver is evil. I must kill it.)
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To: freedom44
In Massachusetts it is illegal for liquor stores to sell milk.

Micromanagement at its finest. We can still get singles, though we don't pollute with them.. Bottle bill and all.

We just dump old dish washers, water heaters and television sets on the side of the highways.. Local sticker laws and all.
17 posted on 06/18/2005 11:02:59 PM PDT by mmercier
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so requiring people to by 6 times as many cans is going to cut down on the litter how?You gotta hand it to this guys plastic surgeon he did a damn good job of covering up the lobotomy scars

18 posted on 06/18/2005 11:04:10 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (www.lp.org)
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To: freedom44

And the thing about my jokes is, they don't hurt anybody. You can take 'em or leave 'em - you can say they're funny or they're terrible or they're good, or whatever, but you can just pass 'em by. But with Congress, every time they make a joke, it's a law! And every time they make a law, it's a joke! - Will Rogers


19 posted on 06/18/2005 11:42:08 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: freedom44
Opponents say the ban would devastate mom & pop stores that count on single sales for as much as 50 percent of their income in some months.

That is the likely target or something similar. The big boys don't want the competition and pay the politicians to do the job for them. Of course the politicians have to cover it with some high sounding principle. Anytime something like this comes up we must, all together now - "Follow the Money". Figure out who will gain financially, besides the politicians of course, and you have it.

20 posted on 06/19/2005 1:04:16 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: TexasTransplant

Wash DC, not Wash state.


21 posted on 06/19/2005 1:09:49 AM PDT by graycamel
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To: Oztrich Boy
Darwin, Australia is a great place. The Darwin Stubby is a local icon, but Darwin has a lot more to offer than just big bottles of beer.

For your information, the Labor Party headed by Claire Martin has just been returned in a big swimg in the Territory Election that was held yesterday.

Darwin is really kicking on and has a real "Can Do !' feel about it. They also have a great night market on the foreshore every Thursday night where 1/10th of the city's population gathers for food, music, fun and a wonderful sunset.
22 posted on 06/19/2005 1:10:38 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: freedom44

Is littering and disorderly conduct legal in NW Washington? If not, why don't they just enforce those laws?

Fenty is also hot on a smoking ban in DC. He is a smart guy but a committed socialist and he knows how to make things happen. He will be mayor within a few years. DC residents and commuters be advised.


23 posted on 06/19/2005 5:57:00 AM PDT by etwgmdn
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

Great quote BUMP!


24 posted on 06/19/2005 3:01:26 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (<-- sick of faux-conservatives who want federal government intervention for 'conservative things.')
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