Following his sources, Twain dates the American Blue Laws
to 1641, the year of the Interregnum.
In numerous cases brought before the Supreme Court, the blue laws
Yet, I doubt that our representatives and senators, controlled either by Democrats or Republicans, have the courage to repeal the Blue Laws
Shorter workdays became more important than rest on Sunday, and American courts and society found practically any commercial activity to be a necessity and thus exempt from blue laws
Just as the repeals of the Blue Laws
likely led to the addition of part-time jobs to cover Sundays, average weekly hours also would have been affected by the steady proliferation throughout the United States of shopping malls, with their numerous stores remaining open longer hours throughout the week than had been the case in earlier years.
THE second running of the Larkhill National - a four-mile mixed open - produced a cracking contest and a triumph for a one-horse stable when Caroline Tuffin, 19, took command in the closing stages on redoubtable stayer Blue Laws
, the horse on whom she had gained her only previous success, at the East Devon almost exactly a year before.
Adding to that has been a recent repeal of Quebec's blue laws
which previously required all retailers except drug stores to close on Sundays.
After a succession of blue laws
limiting travel on Sunday, Connecticut passed a law providing that people could not go from their homes unless to attend worship or perform some indispensable task.
Fourteen states since 2002 have rolled back Blue Laws
that banned Sunday sales in a growing trend of states modernizing laws to serve a 21st-century economy.
Agreement Expands Sunday Alcohol Sales at Restaurants and Bars as Part of Comprehensive Blue Laws
SOUTHBRIDGE -- The Tri-Community YMCA on Everett Street, which is thankfully not subject to Massachusetts blue laws
, will have separate activities aimed at feeding people who are in need on Thanksgiving Day.
While for years he's waged a high-profile campaign to encourage "family Fridays," as a lawmaker he says he'd promote quality family time partly by extending blue laws
across the country.