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Virginia ‘blue Law’ Shelved Pending Supreme Court Review

Chief legal officers of the northern counties of Virginia agreed today they would not enforce the State’s controversial new Sunday “blue law” until the Virginia Supreme Court rules on its constitutionality. The Hampton Circuit Court recently ruled the law invalid on technical grounds.

Pending Supreme Court action, the old Sunday laws, barring, all but “necessary” sales on Sunday will continue in force. The new legislation was an attempt to spell out precisely what was “necessary” and could be sold on Sunday.