October 16, 2002 6:48 AM   Subscribe

The DMCA isn't the only Dumb Law. So may Strange Laws, even Sex Laws. There's many fun Obsolete Laws still on the books. The list Goes On and On.
Not sure what laws to follow, try A Law Librarian, or, better yet, WWJD?
posted by Blake (6 comments total)
Oooh, a debate about Levitical Law on MetaFilter. My mouth is watering. Maybe Leviticus 19:19 could be construed as a warning against cloning animals and vegetables?
posted by insomnyuk at 6:52 AM on October 16, 2002

Sufficient proof for anyone, surely, that human beings are an inherently--and defiantly--irrational species.
posted by rushmc at 7:50 AM on October 16, 2002

Having a large number of obsolete laws on the books increases the chance that, if the state wants to arrest you for any reason (legitimate or not), it will be able to find an excuse.
posted by originalname37 at 10:03 AM on October 16, 2002

I wish just one of these stupid law pages would link to or precisely cite the original sources. I am suspicious that many of these "laws" are simply copied from previous lists and may have originally been made up for humorous effect. I also suspect that some laws may be misconstrued. Anyone have a well-researched list of obsolete laws? (No offense intended, Blake.)
posted by quarantine at 5:27 PM on October 16, 2002

That's meant to be parsed "(stupid law) pages", not "stupid (law pages)".
posted by quarantine at 5:31 PM on October 16, 2002

I think it imperative that we defy the logic of these sex laws.

Carnivores in the Kowloon night, breathing freon by the candlelight...
posted by apollo3000 at 12:36 AM on October 17, 2002

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