FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2017
NFA Responds to Nebraska Supreme Court Decision on Whiteclay Liquor Stores
LINCOLN, NE – Today’s Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the Whiteclay liquor stores is a victory for the rule of law and a positive step towards protecting the vulnerable and innocent. The liquor stores in Whiteclay have directly contributed to the epidemic rate of fetal alcohol syndrome, lawlessness, violence and public drunkenness that have plagued the area for decades.
Nate Grasz, Policy Director of Nebraska Family Alliance stated:
“This is the first step in a long journey of addressing the issues surrounding alcohol in Whiteclay. Court decisions don’t end addiction, and NFA remains committed to advocating for the innocent and defenseless. Heartbreaking statistics, such as the 1 in 4 babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome on Pine Ridge, won’t change overnight – but we are hopeful this decision will serve as a turning point for the people of Whiteclay and the Pine Ridge Reservation.”
Continuing to do nothing in Whiteclay at the expense of innocent women and children was unacceptable. The Nebraska Supreme Court rightfully overturned the lower court decision vacating the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s ruling to revoke the licenses of the Whiteclay liquor stores.
There is still much work to be done in Whiteclay and all stakeholders must remain committed to bringing positive change to the area.
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