Independence Hall -Reply
JMHACLJ at AOL.COM
Mon Dec 15 14:42:55 PST 1997
In a message dated 97-12-15 09:43:15 EST, you write:
<< Ah, but if there were a state law that contracts made on Sundays and other
common holidays were unenforceable (as was, indeed, fairly common up to the
not so distant past), and the contract were made on Christmas, the historic
observance of Christmas as a holiday might be quite relevant.
And would such a statute be constitutional today?
The blue laws were upheld, weren't they? It was commercial overreaching and
the demands of the marketplace that knocked down such restrictions, not the
Establishment Clause. At least, that's how I recollect the matter.
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