Maryland Court Rules Fortune-Telling Is True

| least potentially. In deciding that a ban on it violates the First Amendment, the court rejected the idea that fortune telling is inherently fraudulent.
Shades of Miracle on 34th Street, but less wholesome. Seems like a good decision though, since the ban read as follows:
Every person who shall demand or accept any remuneration or gratuity for forecasting or foretelling or for pretending to forecast or foretell the future by cards, palm reading or any other scheme, practice or device shall be subject to punishment ....
"any other scheme?" I had no idea it was illegal to forecast the weather or the stock market here.
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