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Are Blue Laws Unconstitutional?


Hello, Attorney Thien-Vu Hogan here. Did you know that some U.S. Counties and other countries around the world BAN the sale of alcohol and other activities on Sundays?

Those laws are known as Blue Laws and the ORIGIN of Blue laws stem from religions observing SUNDAY as a day of rest and worship.

If you think that Blue Laws violate the separation of church and state in the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, you are not alone as there have been many lawsuits against these laws over the years.

The Supreme Court in the case of McGowan vs. Maryland, held that even though blue laws originally had a religious purpose, they are now PERMISSABLE because references to God were removed and therefore the regulations were permissible because they were supposedly in the interest of public health.

But Blue Laws don’t just extend to alcohol sales. Some Blue laws prevent SUNDAY car sales, shopping, hunting and in some counties, even your right to work.

Are there Blue Laws where you live? Do you truly believe these laws are really not religious based and truly for regulating the interest of the public?  Let me know in the comments and Thanks for watching.

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