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Strangest Laws in Utah

Your local librarian in the Mormon State yields more power than he/she lets on. Librarians have the legal right to detain you, on or off the premises of a library, if they suspect you of stealing a book. Also, if you plan on holding an auction within Salt Lake County, you must avoid hiring trombone … Read More

Strangest Laws in Washington

Did you know that it’s illegal to kill a sasquatch in Skamania County? Also, all candidates running for public office in the state of Washington are not allowed, by law, to purchase alcohol for anyone other than their family members while polls are open. These are just some of the many weird laws in the … Read More

Strangest Laws in Texas

The ‘Lone Star State’ is no stranger to peculiar laws. For instance, there is a law involving the historic Alamo Mission Church in San Antonio that was enacted as a result of the actions of the famed rockstar, Ozzy Osbourne. The Alamo plays a significant part in Texas history; it is at this site in … Read More

Strangest Laws in Vermont

The Constitution of the ‘Green Mountain State’ was adopted in 1793 following the state’s admission to the Union in 1791 and is largely based upon the 1777 Constitution of the Vermont Republic which was drafted at Windsor at the Old Constitution House and amended in 1786. It is the shortest constitution in the US with … Read More

Strangest Laws in South Dakota

South Dakota has some pretty weird laws in its state and county Constitutions. For instance, you can’t air a movie that shows police officers being beaten or treated offensively and you cannot convince a pacifist to renounce his beliefs by threatening to arm-wrestle him. Most laws like these are old and obscure and police officers … Read More

Strangest Laws in Virginia

The first Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia was enacted in 1776 at the same time as the Declaration of Independence by the first 13 states of the United States of America. There have been six major subsequent revisions of the constitution ( the 1830, 1851, 1864, 1870, 1902, and 1971 amendments).   Through the years, … Read More

Strangest Laws in Oklahoma

Did you know that hotels in Oklahoma were once required by law to have sheets with an extra three feet of linen and that the Mayor of Oklahoma City is legally not allowed to go on strike? These are some of the weird laws from the ‘Land of the Red Man’ that exist in the … Read More

Strangest Laws in Oregon

There are some truly bizarre laws in Oregon. For instance, it is illegal to leave your cellar door open in the city of Yamhill, and owning bolt-cutters in the city of Portland is forbidden even though they are sold in almost all local stores. Granted, some of these laws are a bit obscure and are … Read More

Strangest Laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, like every other state, is no stranger to peculiar laws. For instance, there is a law that bans ‘watch stuffers’ from operating in the city of McKeesport and another one that bars anyone other than the state from owning a liquor store. We scoured the law books for some of the strangest laws in … Read More

Strangest Laws in Ohio

Ohio didn’t officially become a state until 1953. It was declared a state in 1803 but didn’t get the presidential stamp of approval until President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it off as one. He back-dated the declaration to the original date. A state constitutional convention was held in November 1802 in Chillicothe, Ohio, and it … Read More

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