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Top Weird Laws In US

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Ignoring the law can get you into big trouble, but what if the law is just plain dumb. All across the country antiquated laws remain on the books and as FOX's Shepard Smith reports, many cities and states don't have the resources to deal with them.

"Women can't vote" is still a rule in the charter of the small town of Sistersville, West Virginia.

They recently found it there nine decades after the nineteenth amendment rendered it pointless and the mayor says it's not worth it to change things now.

Like the one in Mississippi, banning folks from crossing state lines for a duel or the one in Georgia banning parents from selling their kids to the circus.

New York City just changed a law that banned restaurants from serving breakfast outdoors on Sunday mornings.

"It was really serving very little purpose, uh, and so we decided we were going to take aim at the war on brunch," New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick said.

But for every dumb law that goes away many remain, so you might not even realize you're breaking the law if you drive while frowning in Pocatello, Idaho or roll a cigar in someone else's bedroom in Tennessee.

"At this point, democracy is really run by dead people. It's the people who wrote all these laws and regulations that nobody can get rid of," Philip K. Howard said.

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