Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Who's speech was at issue here

Evidently, Maurice of Maurice Barbecue in South Carolina has had his lawsuit against a bunch of South Carolina grocery stores kicked out of court. He claimed that the stores acted illegally when they dropped his products after he put up confederate flags at his restaurants in protest of the hoo-hah over the flag in the South Carolina legislature.

The plaintiff's statement lamented that "the Appeals Court ruling allowed the grocery chains to remove Bessinger's product from their stores 'for any reason they wanted.'"

I never have like that mustard-based sauce myself, but I can't speak for others.

1 comment:

D.J. McGuire said...

Not to be flippant here, but I have to wonder if Maurice has ever heard of freedom of association.

If grocers don't want anything to do with his restuarant, who is he to compel them to do otherwise?

Or is there something else about this case that I missed?