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In the latest assault on gun ownership, California passes an ammo permit fee where residents must pay $50 and submit to a background check.If the check is passed, their name is placed on an electronic list of those eligible to purchase ammunition.
Finally, in line with the idea of giving labor a “day of rest,” while Massachusetts allows stores to be open on Sundays, many employees are required by law to be paid time and a half for working on that day.One of the first instances of this term was in the 1781 book written by the Reverend Samuel Peters, where he also provided the synonym for “Blue Laws”: “Bloody Laws; for they were all sanctified with excommunication, confiscation, fines, banishments, whippings, cutting off the ears, burning the tongue, and death.” As noted, while it is debated whether many of these blue laws were exaggerated or in some cases completely fabricated (not unlike the myth that lords used to bed all brides in their fiefdoms on their wedding nights- Jus Primae Noctis, First Night), what is no longer debated is the theory that the name came from the blue paper on which the laws were supposedly printed; there is simply no evidence to support such a theory. that presently they bear no relationship to establishment of religion . However, others have been struck down, in whole or in part, in Illinois (1962), Kansas (1964), Wyoming (1964), Kentucky (1966), Nebraska (1966), Washington (1966), Louisiana (1968), Minnesota (1968), Utah (1971), North Carolina (1972), Oklahoma (1972), Georgia (1975), Alabama (1976), New York (1976) and Pennsylvania (1978).A much better theory as to the origin of the name is that it came from the 18th century slang usage of the word “blue” as meaning something to the effect of puritanical, or otherwise overly-rigid in moral matters. 420 (1961), the United States Supreme Court upheld a Maryland law that banned the sale of most merchandise (other than milk, bread, fruit, gas and other petroleum products, medicines, newspapers and, notably, tobacco). and of their more or less recent emphasis on secular considerations [including a day of rest for labor], it is not difficult to discern . Today, only a handful of blue laws remain, and most of these regulate the sale of alcohol.This treatise covers wage and hour and mandatory leave laws in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, allowing practitioners to quickly find the information they need and compare laws in different states.Topics covered include minimum wage and overtime; timing, place and manner of payment to employees; prohibitions on hours worked and mandatory leave; and much more.Prices reflect ABA Labor & Employment Law Section member discount.
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Whatever the case, blue laws continued to be popular well into the 20th century, and some have even survived constitutional (i.e., separation of church and state) grounds. While acknowledging that the original laws were “motivated by religious forces,” the Court concluded that “in light of the evolution of our Sunday Closing Laws . For example, many states limit its sale on Sunday, either all day or for a limited duration, from package stores or entirely, including Arkansas (sales prohibited), Indiana (most sales prohibited, with exceptions for restaurants, taverns and local breweries), Maine (no sales between 1 a.m.
and 9 a.m.), Minnesota (no sales from liquor stores), New Mexico (no sales until 12 p.m.), New York (no package liquor sales between 3 a.m.
A third violation was, supposedly, punished by death, though there is debate over whether accounts of early blue laws were in some cases exaggerated or not.