So-called blue laws, which last year were repealed in Maryland and have not been in effect in the District for almost 20 years, were ruled unfair because they had been amended so frequently that they favored some businesses and discriminated against others, the court said.
The 6-to-1 decision was prompted by a 1985 lawsuit in which six retail merchants and two development companies -- among them the Hechinger Co., K mart and Circuit City stores -- argued that Virginia's colonial-era laws had become a tool of "economic warfare" and no longer preserved a "day of rest," as they intended. Carrico dissented but did not write an opinion in the decision, which reverses a 1985 ruling by a Virginia Beach Circuit Court.
After October 1, 1994, a court has the authority to require either parent to name a child in the parent's health insurance coverage if the parent can obtain health insurance coverage through an employer or any form of group health insurance coverage, and the child can be included at a reasonable cost to the parent.
Some of these laws have been repealed, and in that case, it’s just interesting to think about why they were drummed up in the first place. (Blow jobs are still technically illegal in several states, like Maryland, but poor, unfortunate underfunded states are unable to form Anti-BJ committees, and the laws are largely uninforced.) Here are the craziest sex, love and relationship laws this country has seen: You may not have more than two dildos in a house.
(ARIZONA) It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
Until 1974, when the General Assembly began exempting a variety of retail stores and the operations of the agriculture, mining and manufacturing industries, most stores were closed throughout the state. Now Sunday has become the most important day of the week . "Saturday is still the largest shopping day, but Sunday brings in the largest volume per hour," Curtis said.
But for many residents in Tidewater and southern parts of Virginia, Sunday shopping just isn't done.
Yesterday's decision erases a law that survived from 1610 to 1960 with few changes.
Recently, however, the laws ran up against significant social changes, among them an increasing number of women working full time and shopping on the weekends.
The length of time it takes to get a divorce varies from county to county, and is dependent upon the type of relief sought and type of hearing that is necessary.
An uncontested divorce will take the least amount of time and will be expedited by the court system under the new differentiated case management system.
Parties can charge one another with adultery at any time and the existence of a separation agreement does not protect a party from being so charged.