Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving and the Law

Many of us have a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so here are a few stories about Thanksgiving and the law:

Read about the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday at the National Archives (and about how much of the debate about Thanksgiving was based on concerns about holiday shopping!).

Speaking of holiday shopping, some states, such as Massachusetts and Maine, have blue laws that prevent large stores from opening on Thanksgiving.

And at least two of those larger stores, Target and Walmart, are the subjects of online petitions against opening on Thanksgiving.

Finally, although the weather here in central Ohio is forecast as very nice for holiday travelling, take a tip from the Highway Patrol and stay safe.

Happy Thanksgiving!