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   Mass. Investigates Defiance of 'Blue Laws'

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11/25/2005 11:00 pm

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Yahoo News

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Entered 11/25/2005, Updated 11/25/2005

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BOSTON - Massachusetts' attorney general is launching an investigation into several supermarkets that opened on Thanksgiving in defiance of the state's Puritan-era Blue Laws. The laws were passed in the 1600s to keep colonists at home or in church on Sundays. Parts of the laws, such as the ban on Sunday liquor sales, have been repealed, but a prohibition on most stores doing business on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, has not.


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