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The Boston Globe article, “Antiquated state laws stir modern-day worry” http://tinyurl.com/bzzos97 cited many laws, but how do they read? Here are links to the actual laws:

“The Star-Spangled Banner” law can be found at Chapter 264, section 9. http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter264/Section9

Cursing at a sporting event can be found at Chapter 272, section 36A.  http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section36A

Joining a subversive organization: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter264/Section19

Declaring the Communist Party is a subversive organization: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter264/Section16A

And permitting the Communist party to hold a function: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter264/Section22

Committing blasphemy: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section36

Spitting on a sidewalk can be found at Chapter 270, section 14. http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter270/Section14

Anal sex: http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section35

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