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Why You Need Law Dude...

Postby EPelle » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:50 am

Check this out...

Among the strange and interesting laws in your country (Excerpted from link above):

CA:
• No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
• Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
• It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
• Chico: Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

MN:
• It is illegal to sleep naked.

MO:
• Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.
• It:s illegal to sit on any street curb in St. Louis, Missouri, and drink beer from a bucket.

MT:
• Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can:t dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

NE:
• It is illegal to sleep naked in a hotel/ motel room.
• Waterloo: Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M.

NV:
• It:s still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
• In Eureka, Nevada men who have mustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

NH:
• White Mountain Nat. Forest: If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for ::maintaining the national forest without a permit::.

NJ:
• Cresskill: All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.
• Unless you have a doctor:s note, it:s illegal to buy ice cream after 6 PM in Newark, New Jersey.

NM:
• In Carlsbad it:s legal for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work, as long as the car or van has drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking in.
• State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.

NY:
• It is against the law to throw a ball at someone:s head for fun.
• The New York City Transit Authority has ruled that women can ride the city subways topless. New York law dictates that if a man can be somewhere without a shirt, a woman gets the same right. The decision came after arrests of women testing the ordinance on the subways. A transit police spokesman said they would comply with the new rule, but "if they were violating any other rules, like sitting on a subway bench topless smoking a cigarette, then we would take action." Smoking is not allowed in the subways.

NC:
• Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

ND:
• It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

OH:
• Bexley: The installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses is prohibited.
• In Oxford, Ohio, it:s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man:s picture.
• It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
• Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.

(And More)...
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Postby Law dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:50 am

In my experience, these compilations are somewhat suspect. Years ago, I did some research, looking for documentation of a similar list of silly laws in a book (remember books?). I found that many of the items were apocryphal--there were simply no such laws, even allowing the possibility that the "law" in question resulted from case law applying or interpreting a statute or regulation.

Looking at the list on this web site, some of them are not at all remarkable, some of them are well known, and some of them to me, are very unlikely to exist. If I had nothing else to do with my time, I'd be glad to research any particular item (for an appropriately exhorbitant fee, of course). But fortunately for all concerned, I do have better things to do.

It's also fortunate that there are many other reasons why people need law dudes. :lol: $$$ [laughing all the wat to the bank]
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Re: Why You Need Law Dude...

Postby bad hammy » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:10 am

EPelle wrote:CA:
• No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
• Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
• It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
• Chico: Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

Being a CA resident, I can only address those laws. Personally, they all make sense to me, except maybe the bike in pool thing. If it is a public pool, OK, but I think personal pool biking is constitutionally protected behavior.

And definitely, fine those Chico nuke guys.
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Postby deca-pat » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:59 am

• In Carlsbad it:s legal for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work, as long as the car or van has drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking in.


Ahhh yes, my hometown! No wonder I never got in trouble during................ :lol:
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Postby maggot » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:18 am

Maricopa County AZ (Phoenix area)
• Maricopa County: No more than six girls may live in any house.
This has often been cited as the reason there are no sorority houses at Arizona State University, but there are fraternity houses. The sorority members live in university housing.
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