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Judge Rules No Cold Beer Sales In Grocery, Convenience Stores
Updated June 17, 2014 7:05 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A federal judge in Indianapolis has thrown out a lawsuit which seeks the sale of cold beer by all Indiana retail outlets that hold a beer dealer permit.

Currently, only package liquor stores can sell "chilled" beer, other stores must sell it at room temperature.

The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association filed the lawsuit May 2013. The group claimed Indiana's alcohol law violates the equal protection of the U.S. Constitution by favoring one class of retailer of another.

The ruling also rejected claims by the convenience store group that the law is "arcane," saying the legislature has drawn a line on what it will allow and has made a case for it, so it is not for the judge to act as a super-legislature and overturn it.



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