Court stops a petition

The liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidated an initiative petition to change state liquor laws.

The court denied State Question 785, which was filed by the Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma, because the language of the petition was “invalid.”

Had the petition gone to a vote of the people and passed, it would have allowed wine to be sold in some grocery stores and permitted small brewers to sell products at a brewery, festival or trade show.

Another petition, State Question 789, has been filed. It also makes changes in the state liquor laws. It lets liquor stores sell cold beer. Also, Senate Joint Resolution 68 has similar changes to liquor laws and could be on the ballot in November.