Following a high-stakes administrative law trial earlier this month, the
Domina Law Group has submitted their closing arguments for their clients
who are seeking to close four liquor stores in the unincorporated village
of Whiteclay, NE.
Attorney David Domina sorts through his files at the Whiteclay hearing.
Photo by Kristin Streff, Journal Star.
While the village only has eight residents, they reportedly sell more than
$3.5 million worth of beer every year, and evidence provided at the hearing
shows that all sales were to Native Americans living on the Oglala Sioux
Reservation at Pine Ridge, located just a few hundred feet from the liquor
stores across state lines in South Dakota.
Attorney David Domina was hired by citizens living in the area who were
looking to prevent the liquor stores from renewing their liquor licenses
back in February of this year.
Attorney David Domina representing concerned citizens at the Whiteclay
hearing. Photo by Kristin Streff, Journal Star.
“Whiteclay is the most deeply infected boil on the face of Nebraska,”
said Domina. “It needs to be lanced and drained… The time
has come for the liquor commission to rid Nebraska of the pernicious Whiteclay
The citizen’s concerns are focused on the lack of adequate law enforcement
that they say has led to rampant liquor-related crime. Some of the issues
cited by the citizens included people openly drinking and others passing
out on the highway that passes through Whiteclay.
Attorney David Domina delivers a statement at the Whiteclay hearing. Photo
by Kristin Streff, Journal Star.
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