For a great laugh, mental floss lists the 50 funny laws that are still on the books. Two of my favorites, in New Hampshire it's illegal to use a false name to check into a hotel and in Illinois people under the age of 21 can legally drink alcohol as long as they are enrolled in a culinary arts program.Read more »
Now there is a bold proposal that directly defies the federal government by nullifying federal firearms laws. State nullification of federal law is the legal theory that individual US states have the right to invalidate any federal law that the state finds unconstitutional.Read more »
Many new, unusual state laws will take effect when the ball drops at midnight and millions of Americans ring in the New Year, including one that will limit the number of cats in a household. Also: a fine of $1,000 on anyone who pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding; Illinois is also imposing a law cracking down on those who posses, sell or distribute shark fins; in Concord, Mass., plastic bottles will be considered contraband; it will no longer be illegal to flash your headlights in Florida to warn drivers about a speeding trap set by police; etc.Read more »
If you want to post an all-caps comment telling someone they're an idiot, you'd better get your trollface on soon, especially in Arizona. House Bill 2549 is awaiting the governor's signature and could, according to Gizmodo, "make naughty, angry words a Class 1 misdemeanor -- or worse.Read more »
The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soonRead more »
Did you know that vital parts of the US law are secret, and you're only allowed to read them if you pay a standards body thousands of dollars for the right to find out what the law of the land is?Read more »
The producer of Stupid in America, John Stossel, broadcasts another outstanding documentary "Illegal Everything" which shows how nearly everything is (or may soon be) illegal - including lemonade stands, raw milk, drugs, fast food, prostitution, recording police, and more.Read more »
Yeah, they will respect the Constitution alright...Read more »
TAMPA — If you're one of the 387 people who skipped jury duty Monday morning in Hillsborough County, be warned:
A judge is coming after you.Read more »
With thousands of laws and restrictions placed on Americans, everyone's an outlaw!Read more »
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