Professor Eugene Volokh (UCLA) kindly asked me if I'd like to guest-blog at The Volokh Conspiracy, which these days is hosted by the Washington Post. I said I would, and so I am. All this week, in fact. Oddly enough, I have chosen to write about a different category of weird laws each day, which as I noted in today's post has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I recently wrote a book on that subject and generally seize on almost any opportunity to hawk it.
The schedule for this week is as follows:
- Day 1 [today]: Pointless Declarations
- Day 2: Old Laws Still on the Books
- Day 3: Laws Addressing Some Human Oddity
- Day 4: The Government Not Minding its Own Business
- Day 5: Mysterious Laws
Please feel free to visit there this week to get even more of the mind-blowing wisdom I drop on you guys (almost) daily. Feel even freer to buy the book so you can pour all that knowledge directly into your skull if desired.
In other news, I have also been asked to appear on The John Stossel Show to talk about this same sort of thing. The taping is on July 17, but I don't know when the show would actually air. Nor can I be sure, of course, that I will actually appear in it once they're done editing.
The sticking point there is usually my insistence that everyone in the studio audience be nude, just for security reasons, but I felt it would be diplomatic not to raise that with FOX until the time comes. So, mum's the word on that one for now.