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Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania to Repeal Sunday Hunting Ban

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Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania to Repeal Sunday Hunting Ban

This past week marked another step in the a long battle for Pennslyvanians wishing to hunt on Sundays.

Hunters United for Sunday Hunting filed a lawsuit in Middle District federal court in Harrisburg seeking to have the state’s prohibition against hunting on Sundays lifted. It claims the ban is unconstitutional under the First, Second and 14th amendments, TribLIVE reports.

Attorney Peter Russo claims the ban creates separate classes of citizens who are treated unequally. Russo also wrote that the “blue law” — designed to enforce religious standards — no longer makes sense when people can gamble, buy alcohol, and shop on Sunday.

The suit names the Pennsylvania Game Commission as the defendant, even though in 2010 the agency adopted a resolution supporting Sunday hunting.

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