Wiliam Ragia v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Wiliam Ragia v. State
Case Date: 
1887
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Sabbath Violation

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
16
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This case revolves around the business practices of William Ragia, a barber, who owned Ragia Barbor shop on Church St. in the City of Nashville. Plaintiff was discovered practicing his trade on Sunday, and was cited. The specific offense was 'keeping a bath room that is open to all others on Sunday'. Barbering, cutting hair, shampooing, and/or holding a bath house on Sunday was a misdemeanor in Tennessee at the time (1886).