blue law


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a statute regulating work on Sundays

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Because of the existence of blue laws, Pennsylvania remained a difficult place for Sabbath-keepers into the twentieth century, and legal action continued to be brought against those who attempted to work on Sunday.
But the blue laws put on the books in 1965 in Arkansas were brought about by a much baser motive: money.
Blue laws have been around since before Texas or the United States were founded.
Lobbyists from both sides have already reportedly gone into action, with DISCUS and the Food Industry Alliance (representing 21,000 supermarkets) advocating in favor of the changes and representatives for liquor store owners arguing against the bills, which are also opposed by religious groups traditionally in favor of blue laws.
The 19th Century Blue Law that prohibited it was originally intended to encourage church attendance.
Commit To Memory confirmed the promise of his all-weather debut at Dundalk as he justified 3-1 favouritism under Ahern, scoring by six lengths from stable companion Blue Law.
Arkansas Becomes the 36th State to Repeal its Blue Law Banning Sunday Alcohol Sales at Package Stores
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connecticut's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Virginia's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana's outdated Blue Law will force package store owners throughout the state to sit on the sidelines this Super Bowl Sunday as border retailers ring up the sales, according to local retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council -- a national trade association representing America's leading distillers.
The Ware store was not selling alcohol because it was Election Day - in accordance with an old blue law that many towns long ago opted out of.
As more states begin to place emphasis on consumer convenience, some have reevaluated blue laws that are outdated in today's world.