John Brennan | Staff Writer, @BergenBrennan6:00 a.m. ET June 23, 2017
An error in a "Jeopardy" clue brought the ever-simmering issue of Bergen County's blue laws back to the surface.
1. Blame It On Rome
The idea of setting one day per week aside for leisure is said to date back to the Roman Emperor Constantine about 1700 years ago.
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2. What's "Blue" About This Law, Anyway?
The most commonly-cited reason is that these business-related descriptions originally were written on blue paper, or in books that had blue covers. Historians say it more likely has to with the 18th-century custom of the word "blue" being used to describe any moral code cultural restrictions.