Houdini Would Be Proud

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Postby Kevin Connolly » 04/27/07 11:02 AM

I guess they didn't see this coming. :o

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Postby Guest » 04/28/07 12:33 AM

Laws like this have existed on the books in many cities for decades, but have been ignored or in some cases, thrown out by judges, because they are uninforcable and/or unconstitutional.

Attempts to also license,(even with no fee) those who do readings, have civil-liberties advocates, resisting it.

One of the reasons the institutional/organized spiritualist denominations had more prominence decades ago, there were much stricter anti-fortune telling laws back then, and working as a religious practioner, helped to avoid critical attention.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 04/28/07 06:54 AM

They also have been enforced and carried through too.

The "unconstitutional", religious and "civil-liberties" is a case for the courts. It wouldn't hurt to try again. Maybe there won't be 5 senators, who regularly went to seances during Houdini's testimony, involved this time.
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