The Biggest Box gets activists and unions all riled up. Local governments want to ban it and now the courts are piling on too:
- A federal appeals court has ruled that the city of Turlock's ordinance barring big-box retailer Wal-Mart doesn't infringe on the company's constitutional rights.
The ruling is the third time the courts have sided with the city against Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
"I'm extremely pleased and feel extremely vindicated," Turlock Mayor Curt Andre said Monday.
Wal-Mart sued Turlock soon after the City Council passed an ordinance in 2004 barring a 225,000-square-foot super center.
The council said the operation would lead to traffic and environmental damage.
Seems like the only people left who like WM are consumers and job-seekers.
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