5.20.2005

Repealing laws from a different age

Interesting story in the Globe today about the state legislature repealing a 1675 law banning Indians from entering Boston. Made me wonder how many bizarre old laws are on the books in Newton and Waltham, but are never enforced?

Reminds me of last year's heave-ho of the Blue Laws. Talk about a 19th century anachronism -- until 2004, Mass was probably the only state in the Union where you couldn't buy beer from stores on Sunday. Something to tell the grandkids about ...

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