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Wacky laws, weird decisions & strange statutes

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts ... [et al.].

by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts

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Published by Main Street in New York .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Law -- United States -- Humor.,
    • Law -- United States -- Anecdotes.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesWacky laws, weird decisions and strange statutes
      GenreHumor., Anecdotes.
      ContributionsLindsell-Roberts, Sheryl.
      LC ClassificationsK184 .W23 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination288 p. ;
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3307112M
      ISBN 101402716702
      LC Control Number2004052438

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"Wacky Laws" is yet another book about some of the strange incidents that find their way into the legal system and some of the strange decisions that make their way OUT of the system/5(10). "Wacky Laws" is yet another book about some of the strange incidents that find their way into the legal system and some of the strange decisions that make their way OUT of the system/5.

Ranging from one sentence to a page length, the four authors compiled a selection of legal related situations that appears to lack common sense. The book is arranged into five sections; On the Books: Outlandish Statutes, Ridiculous Lawsuits, Government waste, Courtroom Antics, and What’s the Verdict.

They range from amusing to annoying/5. This is a list of unusual laws, also known as dumb laws — decrees, ordinances, statutes and regulations which have been considered bizarre, curious, odd or otherwise unusual.

Kansas: No snowballs. It may still be illegal to throw snowballs in Topeka, Kansas. Thanks to a weirdly-worded law in the city Criminal Code, Author: Reader's Digest Editors.

Included below, as the title says, are strange but true laws that are still on the books. Some hail from municipalities, some are state, some federal. But all are funny. Hold on to your hats. No Margarine In Wisconsin. Well, that’s at least how many websites will report it when talking about strange laws.

With all of Florida's strange criminals, it makes sense that Florida would have some weird laws to match. Florida has some strange criminals, so it only seems fitting that we would have some strange old laws on the books. Well, it's not Pennsylvania's only wacky law.

So here's a roundup of weird, bizarre, quirky, or otherwise nonsensical laws that really do exist at least according to state legislatures, local.

It’s no secret that every state has weird laws left on the books from decades ago, but Georgia has some laws still around that will leave you wondering why they were ever a law in the first place. While these laws are not still enforced for the most part, it is important to note that these laws are technically still on the books.

So let the piggy-back ride haters rejoice and be careful about. The law can be scary, the law can be lenient or cruel--and, at times, the law can just be downright, unbelievably wacky. Be assured: every statute in this entertaining and illustrated compendium is absolutely real.

They come from down the block and around the world, and they prevent us from no-nos like eating pies baked by grandmothers in non-certified kitchens; accidentally getting a glimpse. Some of our favorite weird California laws include the following. Strange Laws in All of California.

It is illegal for autonomous vehicles to drive over 60 miles per hour. It is illegal for women to drive vehicles while wearing a housecoat. Odd Laws in the San Diego Area. These 10 Crazy Laws in Pennsylvania Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder.

Every state has its strange and sometimes archaic laws. Whether they are out-of-date and no one’s gotten around to updating the law books, or they just address a peculiarity of that particular place, there’s no doubt it’s interesting to compare them.

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Blue Laws. Blue Laws That Still Exist in the US; Crazy Laws. Get a Load of These Crazy Laws. Curfew Laws. Why are there Curfew Laws. Crazy laws exist in every state, for many different reasons. Some other crazy laws are off the books for good and do not apply apply to state law. In most states, when police officers try to force these and other crazy laws on people, the decision is appealed due to the lack of relevance that the law has on the situation.

Wacky laws, weird decisions & strange statutes: Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts [et al.] Item PreviewPages: Presents a collection of silly laws, ridiculous court decisions, and strange government statutes that in many cases are still on the books.

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Ranging from one sentence to a page length, the four authors compiled a selection of legal related situations that appears to lack common sense. The book is arranged into five sections; On the Books: Outlandish Statutes, Ridiculous Lawsuits, Government waste, Courtroom Antics, and What’s the Verdict.

They range from amusing to annoying/5(1). Strange Law Virginians cannot spit on seagulls. Strange Law Virginian women are required by law to wear a corset after sunset if they are with a male chaperone.

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This law was amended in to specifically state that commercial photographers needed a permit to take wildlife pictures. With this knowledge, the law does make a bit more sense. However, this law has been taken off the books completely, which means someone in the state of Wyoming found this to be one crazy law, indeed.

According to “Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes,” written by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts, K. Hobbie, Ted LeValliant and Marcel Theroux, not only is it illegal in Illinois to catch fish using dynamite, but in Joliet, it’s forbidden to try on more than six dresses in one store.

U.S. troops obey a set of legal guidelines called the Uniform Code of Military Justice. While the UCMJ mirrors civilian law in many ways, there are some laws on the military books that are unique and somewhat 's a sampling of six of them: 6.

Dueling Photo: Dollar Photo Club. This strange law has also been debunked. It came about after the state passed hunting legislation in It came about after the state passed hunting legislation in If you look into the actual law you will learn that residents of California are absolutely allowed.

Thousands of web sites list “Dumb Laws” or “Stupid Laws” for cities and states around the U.S., including Minnesota. We’ve spent time researching some of the weirder Minnesota laws mentioned and have found that for the most part they are fictitious.

That said, there still are some weird laws, usually from an earlier day and age, that remain on the books at [ ]. 50 Weird Laws Around the World. Every country is different, and every country's laws are different.

Sometimes these laws border on the seriously ridiculous, and other times they point to important cultural values that might be different than your own. We've compiled a list of 50 weird laws around the world you may not believe exist. An Insider's Guide to Studying Law. Author: Imogen (Senior Teaching Fellow in Law; Director of Education in the Law School Moore, University of Bristol),Imogen Moore,Craig (Associate Head of Law in the School of Law Newbery-Jones, University of Plymouth),Craig Newbery-Jones.

Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Page: View:   A similar law also exists in New Jersey. Other controversial laws in the United States. Some other strange laws include: it is prohibited to open an umbrella on the street in Alabama, denying someone a glass of water is prohibited in Arizona, and it is also Illegal to collect rainwater in Colorado.

You will be shaking your head in disbelief, but the state of Georgia does have many weird and outdated laws. These old laws usually do not make it to the updated books that go to law enforcement, but none-the-less still are upheld as the law. We know every state has their own set of crazy laws still in place, so we decided to do some digging and found 5 of Georgia’s own weird and unusual laws.

The research was commissioned by insurance firm, Privilege, which questions whether so many obscure laws are necessary and calls for many to be repealed. The top ten weirdest laws. Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts, Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions & Strange Statutes (Main Street, ) In Canada, it is illegal to board a plane while it is in flight (p) In Kentucky, “[n]o female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club” (p).

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There are some laws in the Commonwealth, both past and present, that are plain strange. "We call them wacky laws in the legal system," said Laura McNeal from the U of L Brandeis School of Law.

Dumb laws, also called weird laws, strange laws, futile laws, or unnecessary laws, are laws that are perceived to be useless, humorous or obsolete, i.e. no longer applicable (in regard to current culture or modern law).A number of books and websites purport to list dumb laws. These are in many cases based on misunderstandings, exaggerations or outright fabrications.

If you’ve ever been on the internet, you have probably seen someone pass around a list of “wacky laws” from various states in the USA. These are usually laws that are still on the books from decades or even centuries ago, were never constitutional, wouldn’t be held up by any local judge worthy of their position, and were usually just passed by city councils of small towns to make a.

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While these are only a smattering of the weird laws in Maryland, you can read about more of them here. The question is, should you follow these crazy laws? That decision is up to you.

While it’s true that most of these (except the Right-to-Dry Act) are not currently enforced in the state, they are still technically on the books. by Jeremy Deaton. These bizarre laws on education are somehow still on the books! In Athens, GA, it is illegal to read a book to your friends after am.; In West Virginia, children may not attend school if their breath smells of “wild onions.”; In Alaska, a child is not allowed to build a snowman taller than him or herself at school.; In Arkansas, teachers with a bob in their hair may.