Cohabitation Suit

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  1. The ClayTaurus
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    I mentioned this previously, but never read this article.

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005512220457

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    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051223/OPINION01/512230322/1068/OPINION
     
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    The law isn't unconstitutional - it's just stupid.
     
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    I agree it's stupid, but couldn't this be construed as an invasion of privacy?
     
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    Depends on how far one extends expectations of privacy. There exist quite a number of laws which remove privacy - even privacy from within one's domicile.
     
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    I'd agree that it's not unconstitutional. The states are allowed, by the U.S. Constitution, to legislate in all areas that the Constitution doesn't forbid it to.

    That said, it's the stupidest law I think I've ever heard of. It's one thing to argue the benefits and costs/consequences of cohabitation; it's another altogether to disallow that kind of freedom.
     
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    Is this the only couple in Mich that aren't living together?? How many others are actually obeying this law?


    I'd really like to know the thinking behind some of these that are still on the books.

    Ohio Crazy Laws
    Bexley
    # Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.

    Clinton County
    # Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.

    Cleveland
    # It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!

    Columbus
    # It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

    Fairview Park
    # It's against the law to honk your horn "excessively". A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbor.

    Ironton
    # Cross-dressing is against the law.

    Lima
    # Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.

    North Canton
    # It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.

    Oxford
    # It's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

    Toledo
    # Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.

    Youngstown
    # Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

    http://www.dumblaws.co/
     
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    I'd say the 9th Amendment is all they can hope to use. :dunno:
     
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    Old people shouldn't have horns.

    Maybe she wasn't "old", but still old people shouldn't have horns.
     
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    Here they have horns, and a GREAT BIG middle finger! ;)
     
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    My neighbours honk at everyone and everyone honks at them. Every once in a while the old man gives me a drive somewhere, continous "beep, beep" follwed by "hi". Or "do I know them?" "Beep, beep" followed by "Ehhhh, F*ck You. "
     

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