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The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest 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

The 8 Weirdest Laws in New Jersey

The Garden State, like any other state in the US, has its own set of wacky laws that have been circulated in group emails among friends and coworkers. But have you ever asked yourself how these laws came into being? One thing about laws is that they provide insight into the era that is relevant … Read More

The 8 Weirdest Laws in New Mexico

New Mexico is popularly known as the ‘Land of Enchantment’. Any visitor to the state will be captivated by its architecture, scenery, culture, and cuisine. With its mix of European, Native American, and Mexican heritage, the state is truly a unique and colorful place to visit. Another thing that visitors need to acquaint themselves with … Read More

The 8 Weirdest Laws in New York

New York state is one of the most culturally-diverse places in the world and, for a state as large as it is (a population of about 20.2 million), there needs to be a set of stringent rules that all New Yorkers must adhere to lest the society descends into anarchy. However, there are a couple … Read More

The 7 Weirdest Laws in North Dakota

Did you know that setting off fireworks within the confines of the ‘Roughrider State’ is only allowed between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. and that it is legal to shoot a Native American on horseback as long as you are in a covered wagon? These are some of the bizarre laws from North Dakota. The … Read More

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