The association’s president, John Kelsey offered the following statement to the press yesterday on behalf of the association.
Yesterday’s ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court is an unprecedented decision. It will eliminate the successful and simple system South Carolina has worked under for nearly 80 years. Time and time again courts across the United States have upheld nearly identical regulations, emphasizing States’ legitimate interest in protecting morals, limiting excessive advertising, overconsumption and looking after the general public.
We will ask the Court to reconsider its decision and hope they will allow the State to continue the regulation of the sale of liquor in South Carolina.