The legislative intent of most legal statutes is very clear. For example, the Americans With Disabilities Act is meant to help fight discrimination on the basis of disabilities.
However, some legal statutes seem devoid of any intent, no matter how much legislative history research you do. What’s more mind boggling is the fact that many of these laws are still on the books!
Here are a few such weird legal statutes that our own legislative research uncovered.
No Cars in Las Vegas.
Believe it or not, Las Vegas still has a legal statute on the books that says cars are illegal, since the noise th Continue reading
Attorneys and other court personnel have arguably one of the most important and complex jobs in our society. It falls on them to not only understand but interpret and carry out the law in a variety of different arenas and aspects. Often times these professionals carry large caseloads, each of which requires intensive legislative research. The burden of this legislative research falls on the shoulders of the attorneys. Due to limited resources, attorneys and other court personnel will turn to outsourcing legislative research. Here are some things to consider when deciding if this option is right for you.
The great majority of modern legal language is derived from French and Latin. Because of this many of the English legal language used to expl Continue reading