There are some pretty crazy laws in the USA. Unless you have a law degree, chances are you don’t know much about our legal system. For instance: did you know there’s a difference between federal laws, state laws and local laws?
- Federal laws include immigration, bankruptcy and federal crimes, among others
- State laws include criminal matters, divorce, real estate, among others
- Local laws include rent, zoning and local safety
State laws vary by state and there are some pretty crazy laws out there. Once upon a time there was a reason behind these laws and over time these reasons became defunct but the laws were never changed.
Here are 50 of the craziest state laws we’ve come across, one for each state:
In the state of Alabama, it’s illegal to impersonate a member of the clergy and doing so may result in a fine up to $500 or time in the county jail for up to one year!
We’re unsure what this means for Halloween costumes, though… We assume as long as you dress the part but don’t get too into blessing people it’s okay?
There are a lot of moose in Alaska and thus a lot of crazy state laws having to do with moose. For instance, did you know it’s illegal to whisper into someone’s ear while they are moose hunting? It’s also illegal to give a moose alcoholic beverages. And, if you kill a moose (or any large game animal), you need to eat it!
Well, at least try and eat it. If you hunt any large game, it’s required for you to try and salvage the meat.