State residency requirements?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by emanuel v alvarez, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. The Traveling Man

    The Traveling Man Registered User

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    What I meant is some Jurisdictions are more lenient than others. Many believe a Felony conviction leads to an automatic black cube, yet it isn't 100% true. Once the candidate meets and gets to know the Brethren they may decide to vote him in. Not knowing how the constitution of that state is worded it could still be possible to be voted in. If my constitution barred bar owners I would see no reason to black cube a bar employee.
     
  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Bro Glen, do you think such a rule would survive a legal challenge on the basis of restraint of trade ?
     
  3. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    I'm not qualified in Australia, but that wouldn't be a tenable argument in the US or England. Remember, we are a private association and already discriminate on the basis of sex and religious belief and, in the case of some US jurisdictions, sexual orientation and political beliefs. Those areas have traditionally received greater protection than one's trade
     
  4. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thanks, interesting to hear your thoughts. I'm sure if you own a bar here we automatically give you conferred Grand Rank :)
     
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  5. Pscyclepath

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    In Arkansas, yes. I've seen one fellow denied membership because he was part of an advertising agency that did ads for a local beer distributor. Having your name on a liquor license, or even in your wife's name, has been grounds for expulsion.
     
  6. NY.Light.II

    NY.Light.II Registered User

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    Not to derail a thread, but if you live in a border area of Virginia or Maryland, can you join a DC lodge?


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  7. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Not sure we have a GLDC member here to answer that, but I'm guessing they have residency requirements as well.
     
  8. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    I heard a Shrine appeal on just that issue.
     

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