The case against Saturday blue laws

by Leo R. Van Dolson

Publisher: Southern Pub. Association

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 686
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    Open LibraryOL11348288M
    ISBN 100812701372
    ISBN 109780812701371

(A notion that the term came from the laws having been printed on blue paper is apocryphal.) The longest lived and best known of the blue laws were the statutes that forbade work and commerce on.   Blue laws, or Sabbath laws, are attempts by some Christians to enforce a traditional Christian Sabbath as a legally mandated day of rest for everyone. Courts have permitted this, but it violates church-state separation for laws to give Sundays to those churches which treat it as special — priests have no business calling upon our government. Alabama Code - Section 13A — Certain acts prohibited on Sunday. Any person who compels his child, apprentice or servant to perform any labor on Sunday, except the customary domestic duties of daily necessity or comfort, or works of charity or who engages in shooting, hunting, gaming, card playing or racing on that day, or who, being a merchant or shopkeeper, druggist excepted. Sunday Blue Laws have been a part of the US government earlier in history and now the Moral Majority Movement has been pushing hard to reenact them back into the government. Numerous counties in the U.S. still have Sunday Blue Laws (e.g. Bergen County, NJ right up on the border of New York, Forty Counties in South Carolina).

An example of a law of this kind, which collectively have become known as “blue laws,” would be a law declaring that it shall be illegal to sell alcohol on Sundays. These laws may also include mandatory store closings on Sunday.   The Case for Changing Archaic Blue Laws in Texas. there's also the matter of car dealerships not being allowed to stay open on either Saturday OR Sunday -- . The Blue Law arguably discriminated against that faith because its day of worship and rest from labor was Saturday, not Sunday. It had long participated in a national publicity campaign about the. The case of the laborer from Louisa: conscripts, convicts, and public roads, ss --Necessity, charity, and a sabbath: citizens, courts, and Sunday closing laws, ss --These new and strange beings: race, sex, and the legal profession, ss --The siege against segregation: Black Virginians and the law of civil rights.

Fair use. A person running for political office used 15 seconds of his opponent’s campaign song in a political ad. Important factors: A small portion of the song was used and the use was for purposes of political debate. (Keep Thomson Governor Comm. v. Citizens for Gallen Comm., (D. N.H., ).) Fair use.   The first occurrence of the phrase blue laws so far found is in the New-York Mercury of March 3, , where the writer imagines a future newspaper praising the revival of "our Connecticut's old Blue Laws".In his book General History of Connecticut, the Reverend Samuel Peters (–) used it to describe various laws first enacted by Puritan colonies in the 17th century that. National Sunday law involves a conspiracy theory which alleges that the United States government is on the verge of enacting a national blue law that would make Sunday a day of rest and theory depends on the idea that the Pope is the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast is worshipped on Sunday. Sinister forces (read: the Vatican) are conspiring to enact a national Sunday law in the.   Texas repealed most of its blue laws in Two are still in effect. One prohibits the retail sale of hard liquor on Sunday, though people can buy beer and wine after 12 o’clock.

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origination is that Reverend Samuel Peters claimed in the Puritans wrote the laws on blue paper or they were bound in books with blue covers.

(Peters, Samuel, General History of Connecticut, ) No evidence has been found to support this claim, but history suggests there may be a simple explanation behind the phrase "blue laws.". This is just one example of how law in Virginia has been transformed over the past century, as it has across the South and throughout the nation.

In Blue Laws and Black Codes, Peter Wallenstein shows that laws were often Women were once excluded everywhere from the legal profession, but by the s the Virginia Supreme Court had three women /5.

Blue laws are laws designed to restrict certain activities on Sundays (or other specific days) for religious reasons in order to observe a day of worship or rest. Blue law also may ban shopping or ban sale of specific items on Sundays. InJames Hammond Trumbull's book "The true-blue laws of Connecticut and New Haven and the false blue-laws invented by the Rev.

Samuel Peters" lists the famous Blue Laws outlined in Peters' book. The very first sentence is "In the sate [sic] of West Virginia, it's against the law to sneeze on a train." It might make a good gag gift for an English major, but I don't recommend reading it; the whole book is filled with typos and short, dry descriptions.

If you like weird laws, there are much better books that at least have funny commentary/5(9). Inthe Washington Legislature passed the "Sabbath Breaking" law (ChapterSectionLaws of ), which prohibited most businesses from operating on Sunday.

The law was The case against Saturday blue laws book called the "Blue Law," and was a very broad expansion of an law that only prohibited "fighting or offering to fight, horse-racing or dancing" on Sunday. Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, are laws designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious or secular reasons, particularly to promote the observance of a day of worship or rest.

Blue laws may also restrict shopping or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays in the western world. ‘Blue’ Laws. Alabama’s “fake mustache law,” wherein it’s said to be illegal to make a person in church laugh by wearing a fake mustache on Sunday, is a prime example of “Blue Laws.” (Never mind the fact that there is no mention of mustaches or church in the actual statute.) The “spirit” of the law.

Blue law, in U.S. history, a law forbidding certain secular activities on Sunday. The name may derive from Samuel A. Peters’s General History of Connecticut (), which purported to list the stiff Sabbath regulations at New Haven, Connecticut; the work was printed on blue paper. A more probable derivation is based on an 18th-century usage of the word blue meaning “rigidly moral” in a.

Most of the Texas blue laws have been repealed, however two remain: restricted sale of vehicles and alcohol.§ of the Transportation Code states that a person may not, on consecutive days of Saturday and Sunday, sell or offer for sale a motor vehicle.

Thus, a car dealership must be closed for one day a weekend, either Saturday or Sunday. The blue laws are constantly under attack, and. Alcohol Blue Laws (Laws Prohibiting Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages) A blue law is one restricting activities or sales of goods on Sunday, to accommodate the Christian sabbath.

The first blue law in the American colonies was enacted in Virginia in Blue Laws and Black Codes: Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia a case against segregated courtrooms, and a court challenge to a law that could imprison or exile an interracial couple for their marriage.

This book explores the transformation. Blue Laws and Black Codesemphasizes the past century or so in the history. In rare instances, blue laws affect activities on days other than Sunday, but the most common use is in reference to Sunday, in which case they are also known as “Sunday laws.” The Puritans were probably the first to enforce Sunday laws on the North American continent, banning many commercial and recreational activities on Sundays during the s.

Blue laws, also known as Sunday laws, are laws designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for religious reasons, particularly to promote the observance of a day of worship or rest. Blue laws may also restrict shopping or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays in the western world.

Sunday, or Blue Laws were quite prevalent into the 70's. Liquor stores, department stores, along with most other retailers were closed. Then, before the complete relaxation of those laws, only certain items could be sold. You would walk into what we now call a big box store and there were ropes around items which couldn't be sold.

Blue laws aren’t South Carolina’s dumbest rules, but they’re close Just in case you were having a wardrobe crisis. It is also against the law for any circus to stay in one place more. of o results for "blue book law" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime.

Eligible for Free Shipping. Free Shipping by Amazon The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes. The Massachusetts Blue Laws control hours of operation for certain businesses and require some businesses to pay extra compensation (known as "premium pay") on Sundays and some legal holidays.

These laws are enforced by the Attorney General's Office. The Department of Labor Standards has authority over the statewide approval of local permits allowing businesses to open on Columbus Day. I also read a book (National Sunday Law, by Alonzo T.

Jones) about the discussion which took place when such a blue law was going to be introduced, but thankfully it didn't pass, in U.S. Senator Henry Blair (R-NH) introduced a national Sunday bill in which thankfully did not pass. Arkansas’s first blue laws, also called Sunday-closing laws, were enacted inonly a year after Arkansas’s statehood.

Though no blue laws have been in effect sincethey influenced the state’s culture and commerce for nearly a century and a half. Blue laws have been part of American history since people began emigrating from Europe, where the laws were common. Blue laws (Etyonline) Blue laws in the United States; Blue Laws/Sunday Closing Laws; Caldor’s Inc.

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state; McGowan v. Maryland, U.S. This law and more strict ones that were to follow influenced those who enforced these what were to be more commonly known as the “blue laws”.

Philadelphia is a good case study for the blue laws and how they affected the sport of baseball. According to PAHS, it wasn’t until when a legal game of baseball was played on Sunday. Blue laws in the United States vary by state.

Blue laws are laws designed to enforce religious standards. Many states prohibit selling alcoholic beverages for on- and off-premises sales in one form or another on Sundays at some restricted time.

Blue laws may also prohibit retail activity on. Blue Laws; Blue Laws That Still Exist in the US. Modified date: Decem Share. According to David N.

Laband and Deborah Hendry Heinbuch in their book, Blue Laws: The History, Economics, and Politics of Sunday-Closing Laws, a common explanation for the term is that laws in the New Haven colony in the late 17th century were printed on blue paper. The book cites other historians who say the term comes from the term “true.

Re: The Great Climate Emergency: The Case For Sunday Laws the mark of the beast will be a chip and it will be forced on everyone after the coming war. as to sunday, do not work on sunday period, but if you have a job that requires you to work sunday now, pick another day of the week as close to sunday as possible and don't work on this day.

Indeed, many of these blue laws were originally drafted explicitly to accommodate Sunday worship services and a Christian sense of morality. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has ruled that even though blue laws originally had a religious purpose, they now exist to promote the secular purpose of securing a common day of rest.

The strongest constitutional argument against Blue Laws is that they are an unconstitutional establishment of religion. Contrary to what Mr. McCullough says in another answer, there is something in the Constitution that restricts the states' ability to regulate commerce: namely, the First Amendment.

During the heyday of blue laws, only Alaska, Montana and Nevada were without Sunday closing statutes. Hawaii had blue laws when it was a territory, but not after it achieved statehood in ; the District of Columbia also had no blue laws.

ALA. CODE § (); ARK. STAT. ANN. §§ (Rep. Vol. It seems clear to me that blue laws are in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ” However, in four separate Supreme Court blue law cases (McGowan v.

Maryland, Braunfeld v. Brown, Gallagher v. SDAs have anticipated a national Sunday law for more than years. Many SDAs think this will be the next prophetic event, but this will not be the case for reasons that follow.

Even though you did not ask about a national Sunday law in your letter, I hope you will consider this information as a continuation of our discussion on the seven.Email this Article Blue Laws.Laws in the New Haven colony in the late 17th century were printed on blue paper, according to the book “Blue Laws: The History, Economics, and Politics of Sunday-Closing Laws.”.