The dumbest laws in the U.S. and around the world

We live in a society based on the rule of law. And many of those laws are obvious, obscure, outdated or altogether apocryphal. That’s why we’re here: to serve as the web’s comprehensive collection of stupid laws in the United States and around the world. The LawDumb team researches every law included on this site, providing sources when we find them and scepticism when we don’t. Click on a state below to start exploring our lists of dumb laws.

  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming