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dry law

(US) a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.
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Shortly after the trial, a state constable in Iron County contacted federal Prohibition officials and convinced them that the Scalcuccis had violated the dry law.
United States (223) case reached the issue of whether the Volstead Act repealed the Bone Dry law.
The discontent with the dry law has been growing during the past few years, especially in regions of the country where the principal activity is foreign tourism," said the text of the Senate legislation.
Reports from the mine record hundreds of workers dismissed or suspended every month for abandoning work, failing to fulfill the required production levels, laziness, fudging their production figures, insolence, violating the camps' dry law, missing entire workdays, immorality, and dishonesty.
Owners of some of these establishments, including Texas Guinan and Helen Morgan, became major celebrities, and their flouting of the dry laws enraged reformers while reinforcing a growing public perception of the Volstead Act as unenforceable.
It became one of the few places to obtain a drink on Sundays during the years of the Dry Laws in North Wales, and was therefore very popular
It also allows companies to skirt dry laws that govern many parts of the country.
Candidates for sheriff often announced their position on prohibition laws prior to an election, permitting those counties that wanted easy access to liquor to elect a sheriff who would not enforce the dry laws (Newsweek, 1959).
The Times quoted various papers that opposed the dry laws.
In this, it is the beginning of the end of the dry laws that had dominated Dallas for more than century.
In law enforcement, the Party espoused the idea of administration, arguing that only by the election of prohibitionists to law enforcement offices would dry laws be enforced.