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  Blue Laws
Blue laws have operated to protect Christian business owners from competition on their sabbath.
Although blue laws requiring Sunday church attendance disappeared in the nineteenth century because they violated citizen’ rights to religious freedoms, other blue laws have continued to exist into the modern era.
In Texas, for example, blue laws prohibited selling house wares such as pots, pans, and washing machines on Sunday until 1985, and car dealerships in the state continue to operate under blue-law prohibitions.
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  Blue Laws
One of the early blue laws on marriage was that of adultery or, in today’s terms, having an affair.
Another blue law that has been abolished is that of the 18th Amendment that prohibits the sell or manufacture of alcohol.
This blue law was added with he intention to lure teenagers and everybody else away from smoking and came after a huge lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers.
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  Blue law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A blue law, in the United States and Canada, is a type of law designed to enforce moral standards, particularly the observance of the Sabbath.
In Texas, for example, blue laws prohibited selling housewares such as pots, pans, and washing machines on Sunday until 1985; Texas as well as Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin car dealerships continue to operate under blue-law prohibitions in which an automobile may not be purchased or traded on a Sunday.
The status of blue laws vis-à-vis the Free Exercise Clause conceivably would have to be re-evaluated if challenged by an adherent of a religion which required the conduct of commerce on Sunday.
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 Blue sky law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A blue sky law is a state law in the United States that regulates the offering and sale of securities to protect the public from fraud.
Each state's blue sky law is administered by its appropriate regulatory agency, and most also provide private causes of action for private investors who have been injured by securities fraud.
The first blue sky law was enacted in Kansas in 1911, and served as a model for similar statutes in other states.
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 Blue law - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
A blue law, in the United States and Canada, is a type of law restricting certain activities, particularly shopping hours, on Sunday.
In Texas, for example, blue laws prohibited selling housewares such as pots, pans, and washing machines on Sunday until 1985; Texas as well as Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota car dealerships continue to operate under blue-law prohibitions in which an automobile may not be purchased or traded on a Sunday.
The ubiquitous "weekend" is also a result of blue laws, although it is practiced nearly worldwide, except in some Islamic countries (who have their weekend on Thursday and Friday) and in Israel (where the weekend is from mid-day on Friday and all of Saturday).
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 Blue law
In Texas, for example, blue laws prohibited selling housewares such as pots, pans, and washing machines on Sunday until 1985, and many southern states still prohibit selling alcohol on Sunday.
Rather, the word blue was commonly used in the 18th century as a disparaging reference to rigid moral codes and those who observed them.
Moreover, although Reverend Peters claimed that the term blue law was originally used by Puritan colonists, his work has since been found to be unreliable,more likely that he simply invented the term himself.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Language (Blue Laws)
Blue laws allegedly specified penalties for moral offenses such as failure to attend church on the Sabbath; lying, swearing, and drunkenness; the playing of games (such as cards, dice, and shuffleboard) in public, mandated more severe punishments for crimes committed on the Sabbath; and regulated the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Violators of blue laws might be assessed monetary fines, be whipped, be forced to spend time in the stocks, have body parts burned or cut off, or even receive the death penalty.
Although Peters maintained that early colonists did refer to these laws as "blue laws," he did not claim that the name was taken from the paper they were printed on, nor is there any evidence of an earlier usage of the term than his own.
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He called them blue laws because they were “bloody laws; for they were all sanctified with whipping, cutting off the ears, burning the tongue, and death.” Why this makes the laws blue rather than red isn’t clear.
Blue Laws The “blue laws” or Sunday closing laws should be brought back into effect.
The blue law is a legislation regulating public and private conduct, including laws relating to observation of the Sabbath.
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 Blue sky law - Wex
"Blue Sky Laws" refer to the securities rules and regulations enacted by the various States in the United States.
The origin of the term is a bit unclear, but the first use of the term that we are aware of is in an opinion of Justice McKenna of the United States Supreme Court, in 1917.
While these laws vary from state to state, the laws require registration of securities offerings, and registration of brokers and brokerage firms.
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 A turkey of a blue law - The Boston Globe
One disputed claim is that these laws got their name because they were printed on blue paper.
Another claim is that the name "blue laws" was coined by the Rev. Samuel Peters, who published a book in 1781, " A General History of Connecticut," that gave an exaggerated account of these laws.
The state would have to strictly enforce that law, publicizing the fact that it would be illegal to compel people to work and aggressively prosecuting offenders.
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 Columbia Law : Blue Sky Meetings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We study choice of law and choice of forum in a data set of 2,865 contracts contained as exhibits in Form 8-K filings by reporting corporations over a six month period in 2002 for twelve types of contracts and a seven month period in 2002 for merger contracts.
One of these works seeks to discredit proposals to make bankruptcy law a default rule rather than a mandatory rule, but it draws its data from a sample half of which is made up of individuals, who by definition are outside the reach of the proposed reform.
I argue that the law would be less arbitrary and inefficient if courts focused on the factors psychology researchers have identified as important indicators of careful group decision making.
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He subsequently appeared on March 15, 1974, with counsel in Las Vegas and was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Attorney General, with the first 90 days to be served in custody, and the balance of the sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for the additional period.
The purpose was to not only very substantially manufacture and distribute blue boxes, but to use them in an extensive number of businesses where you might have offices populated by a large number of people, and where it was virtually impossible to maintain surveillance of any intimate character.
Finally, it resulted in apprehension by chance of one of the secretaries using the blue box, and she was arrested on January 28 of 1975.
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 blue laws. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although such legislation had its origins in European Sabbatarian and sumptuary laws, the term “blue laws” is usually applied only to American legislation.
With the dissolution of the Puritan theocracies after the American Revolution, blue laws declined; many of them lay forgotten in state statute books only to be revived much later.
Many states forbade the sale of cigarettes, and laws prohibited secular amusements as well as all unnecessary work on Sunday; provision was made for strict local censorship of books, plays, films and other means of instruction and entertainment.
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 Blue sky law | LII / Legal Information Institute
"Blue Sky Laws" refer to the securities rules and regulations enacted by the various States in the United States.
Unfortunately, Justice McKenna never gave a reference to the "cited case" that he referred to, and the Hall cases have become known as The Blue Sky Cases, and Justice McKenna as the author of the phrase.
While these laws vary from state to state, the laws require registration of securities offerings, and registration of brokers and brokerage firms.
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 Blue Laws
Violations of the Blue Laws are enforced by the Attorney General's Division of Fair Labor and Business Practices.
Due to a change in the laws that was made in 1994, retailers are no longer restricted to opening at 12:00 noon and may open at any time on Sundays without the need for approval by the Department of Labor, and without the need for a local police permit.
The Massachusetts Blue Laws are enforced by the Office of the Attorney General.
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The Blue Laws were never fully adhered to because it was impossible.
It was not that the act had become a blue law.
In Laredo, Tex., the Blue Law controversy led to the arrest of nine store clerks during the holidays, said Graydon.
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 What are Blue Laws?
In the modern sense of the term, a blue law is any ordinance that attempts to control the sale of commerce or limit business hours on Sunday, also known as the Lord's Day or the Christian Sabbath.
The sponsor of a blue law may feel it would be in the city's best interest to curtail gambling operations, for instance, so an ordinance would ban the opening of pool halls and casinos on Sundays.
Almost every blue law on the books today can trace its origin back to a religious cause, whether it be temperance against alcohol sales or the enforcement of dress codes.
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 firstamendmentcenter.org: Religious Liberty in Public Life - Free-exercise Clause Topic
Known as “blue laws,” these regulations can cause controversy between those who say such laws favor religious groups and those who argue that blue laws are secularly oriented with civic rationales.
All across the young nation, state legislatures demonstrated few qualms about passing laws that required the closure of businesses on Sundays, just as the various courts of the age were nearly unanimous in the opinion that those laws should be enforced.
It is clear that even though these laws (in their earliest forms) were clearly related to the observation of the Christian Sabbath, they were not seen as any sort of “establishment” of the Christian religion that would be unconstitutional under the First Amendment or other laws forbidding the establishment of religion.
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 Legal Definition of Blue Sky Law
Whatever prohibition there is, is a means to the same purpose, made necessary, it may be supposed, by the persistence of evil and its insidious forms and the experience of the inadequacy of penalties or other repressive measures.
While these laws can vary from state to state, most states laws typically require companies making small offerings to register their offerings before they can be sold in a particular state.
In addition, the law changes rapidly and sometimes with little notice so from time to time, an article may not be up to date.
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 Blue Law
Blue Law is a Connecticut/New York based blues band who has the distinction of featuring the talents of none other than Wishbone Ash guitarist and mainstay Andy Powell.
Blue Law was formed by keyboardist Mike Mindel - a veteran Hudson Valley musician - in 1991, originally as The Snap.
Blue Law songs featuring Andy Powell have appeared on the soundtracks of many feature films as well as in MTV's popular reality show "The Real World".
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 Municipal Bond Blue Sky Law Services
The states in which offers and sales of the bonds may be made to the general public pursuant to "exempt securities" exemptions from registration and notice filings by registered broker-dealers and the extent to which bond registrations and notice filings must first be carried out.
This little-known remedy continues to be in force after the enactment of NSMIA and exposes underwriters to the risk of law suits being brought by bond purchasers who suffer "buyer’s remorse" due to a change in interest rates during the statute of limitations period.
A blue sky memorandum provides such a road map because it gives the underwriter advance notice of the nature and extent of the need to satisfy the Blue Sky Requirements before the bonds may be offered for sale.
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 Blue Williams : Law : New Orleans : Defense, Tax, Business Consulting
Blue Williams employs an experienced team of attorneys specializing in a broad range of practice areas.
Blue Williams is organized into sections specializing in various aspects of litigation and business consultation.
Welcome to Blue Williams, L.L.P. Blue Williams, L.L.P., is a litigation oriented, full service law firm located in the New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan area with offices in Metairie and Mandeville.
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 blue law definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
blue law definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Search for "blue law" in all of MSN Encarta
moral law: a law regulating moral conduct, e.g.
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 Securities Law -Rules Regulations Arbitration Litigation NASD NYSE SEC
It is important to keep in mind that before a security is sold in a state, there must be a registration in place to cover the transaction, and, the brokerage firm, and the stock broker, must each be registered in the state, or otherwise exempt from the registration requirements.
However, even today, over 10 years later, only 20 states permit brokers to TAT their registration to a new firm, and to be immediately registered without the delays attendant in physically transfering the registration in every state.
The law is different in different jurisdictions, and the facts of a particular matter can change the application of the law.
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 Closed-door policy under attack: Auto chain takes aim at Blue Law
A state Blue Law that requires Texas auto dealers to close their doors one day each weekend is under legal attack by a national chain wanting to sell used cars and trucks seven days a week.
Texas' Blue Law is fiercely supported by the Texas Automobile Dealers Association and the Houston Automobile Dealers Association.
Texas' Blue Law already is being challenged in two separate court fights.
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 True Blue Liberal » Law’s Reach Extends to Jails in U.S.
Law’s Reach Extends to Jails in U.S. Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 by RLR
The military tribunals bill signed by President Bush on Tuesday marks the first time the right of habeas corpus has been curtailed by law for millions of people in the United States.
Many legal scholars predict the law’s partial repeal of habeas corpus will be struck down as unconstitutional.
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 Blue Law Special
The blue laws are a vestige of the legal imposition of religion.
An article from last year's Christian Science Monitor noted violations of the blue laws used to be punished by whippings, fines, burnt tongues and severed ears.
Repealing the blue laws is not only a matter of economic efficiency, it is a matter of moral governance.
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