ALA CODE § 13A-14-4 Whoever, being in a public place, fraudulently pretends by garb or outward array to be a minister of any religion, or nun, priest, rabbi or other member of the clergy, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or confinement in the […]
Prohibition of the use of wheeled apparatus on municipal property and in certain areas of the city: bicycles may only be used in the dismount/wheels down zone so long as all wheels remain on the ground while the bicycle is in motion. Any other use of bicycles in the dismount/wheels down zone is unlawful. Use […]
Additionally, an individual must be designated to enforce “prescribed safety precautions”. The person in charge must present an insurance policy covering any and all possible damages likely to arise.
Many stupid laws have to do with advancing technology. To mention just one: a provision in a code concerning the military, dating back to 1939, regulates “beasts of burden (horses, oxen, dogs, etc.)” that can be requisitioned “for vehicles employed by the army”.
The Belgian Judicial Code provides a list of goods and items that may not, in principle, be seized by a bailiff (art. 1408), basically in order to safeguard minimal living conditions and means. While such a list is useful in itself, its details harken back to days of yore. Most notably, it details that a […]
A decree of November 24, 1830 debars members of the House of Orange-Nassau (basically: the Dutch royal family) from any position of power or public authority in Belgium — forever! In theory it not only excludes members of said House from the throne, but also from access to the public sector and from standing for […]
Even though Congo achieved independence in 1960, the King of Belgium is still officially authorized to mobilize the military in ‘Belgian-Congo’, as well to ensure the protection of the country’s citizenry in the event of war. In times of peace, the King may even take such measures proactively.