Every now and then there's a writeup of some weird U.S. laws, and it's always interesting to see what random stuff merited legislation at one time or another. But this infographic, put out by the online attorney directory Upcounsel, takes the curation to the next level and also talks about enforcement and shows which weird laws have been or are being repealed. In Ohio it's illegal to get a fish drunk, in Arizona it's illegal to cut down a cactus, and in Washington it's illegal to harass Bigfoot. How would you even go about doing that? All will be revealed. [Upcounsel via Visual.ly]
I take issue with the idea that repealing laws that are stupid or don't work is a waste of time. Law should be applied, or repealed. If we can just ignore laws on the books then the idea of a rule of law becomes suspect. The law should be a living, adaptable organism, not some unbending board that we nail stupid fads to and then leave to rot.