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Minneapolis Mayor Vetoes Sunday Closing Law Deleting Saturday Option

Mayor Arthur Naftalin vetoed a Sunday closing law approved by the Minneapolis City Council after a Saturday option clause was removed.

The mayor’s veto message called the ordinance “unwarranted interference with the personal freedom of citizens.” He termed the deletion of the Saturday option clause as discriminatory. He said that the ordinance sought “to impose by law a pattern of social and economic behavior” which should be decided by the free choice of the people and not by the government.