The Sunday Laws of the United States and Leading Judicial Decisions Having Special Reference to the Jews

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W.S. Hein, 1908 - Jews - 42 pages
This summary is devoted to an examination of the Sunday Laws in force in the United States in 1908 & of the leading reported decisions in which the courts of justice have sought to construe these statutes.

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Page 35 - ... who conscientiously observe the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath...
Page 10 - The first day of the week being by general consent set apart for rest and religious uses, the law prohibits the doing on that day of certain acts hereinafter specified, which are serious interruptions of the repose and religious liberty of the community.
Page 8 - Every person who shall either labor himself, or compel or permit his apprentice or servant, or any other person under his charge or control, to labor or perform any work other than the household offices of daily necessity, or other works of necessity or charity...
Page 26 - No person who conscientiously believes that the seventh day of the week ought to be observed as the Sabbath, and actually refrains from secular business and labor on that day, shall be liable to prosecution for performing secular business and labor on Sunday, provided he disturbs no other person while attending public worship.
Page 22 - ... that day, and that the labor complained of was done in such manner as not to interrupt or disturb other persons in observing the first day of the week as holy time.
Page 31 - It is undoubtedly true that rest from secular employment on Sunday does have a tendency to foster and encourage the Christian religion — of all sects and denominations that observe that day — as rest from work and ordinary occupation enables many to engage in public worship who probably would not otherwise do so. But it would scarcely be asked of a court, in what professes to be a Christian land, to declare a law unconstitutional...
Page 6 - Sunday morning; special fruit, melon, and vegetable trains, the cars of which contain no other freight except perishable fruits, fish, oysters, fresh meats, etc., and which trains shall be loaded and leave the station from which they start in this State before midnight on the Saturday night previous to the Sunday on which they are operated; to trains on railroads where the line of said railroad begins and ends in another State, and does not run a distance greater than thirty miles through Georgia....
Page 4 - For the purposes of this act, the term day's rest shall mean and apply to all cases, whether the employee is engaged by the day, week, month, or year, and whether the work performed is done in the day or night time.
Page 20 - Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island.

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