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Perhaps my favorite law from yesteryear

Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1675

May 3, 1675: A Massachusetts law goes into effect requiring church doors to be locked during services. Officials enacted the law because too many people were leaving before sermons were over.”



Laws must be based in reason. The law must be reasonable. Or it is void. — Sir Edward Coke

Before the concept of nullification in America, there was Mr. Coke.

“How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.”
Edward Coke