Laws Named After Dead People

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Murder victim’s mother blames “bath salts” drugs for her daughter’s death. New Jersey rushes to pass a ban on bath salts, names law after victim.

Now: Tests show accused killer had no bath salts in his system.

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16 Responses to “Laws Named After Dead People”

  1. #1 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    I don’t suppose one could get legislation passed providing for a process whereby one could challenge a law, in court, on the grounds that the basis for its existence has proved to be groundless hysteria?

  2. #2 |  Bob | 

    We’ll call it “Schofield’s Law”.

  3. #3 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    Check out Kyleigh’s Law in NJ for a laugh.
    Let’s put a red decal on teens’ (under 21!!!) cars so
    pervs can follow them around and cops can harass them.
    WHat a wonderful idea….on second thought…

  4. #4 |  EH | 

    Yizmo: don’t forget the perv cops.

  5. #5 |  paranoiastrksdp | 

    MDPV spelled wrong again… 2 years of bath salts hysteria and the media still can’t get the chemical shorthand right..

  6. #6 |  jb | 

    I nominate the “Herb” Law . . .

    My step-dad said all politicians are dumb as rocks, but some turn out to be rocks for real.

    I’ve yet to see him proven wrong.

  7. #7 |  c andrew | 

    My favorite description is “Rocks with arms.”

  8. #8 |  ClubMedSux | 

    As the great Nigel Tufnel once said, “That’s just nitpicking, isn’t it?”

    And paranoiastrksdp @#5, at least the reporter referred to it as a bath salts DRUG instead of simply bath salts, which many articles I’ve read have done.

  9. #9 |  TC | 

    Emotionally driven legislation is just plain STUPID!

    Check yer head at the door and rush as fast as you can for the hospital! Your presence means the difference between life and death ya know? I mean without you personally being there, not a gotdaaumed positive thing will happen. Right?

    Well legislators seem to be able to perform exactly the same way making laws, because of real or perceived public pressure, usually a couple of imbeds feeding fury. Many would say they think with their dicks. The concept is the same though not the subject matter. Results are equalizing.

  10. #10 |  Mark | 

    I’m sure Florida, Louisiana, N. Dakota and Idaho are surprised to learn they are not classified as Urban/Suburban. Jacksonville, Miami, New Orleans, Fargo and Boise must be just red neck huts.

  11. #11 |  willis | 

    “We’ll call it “Schofield’s Law”.

    Naturally, any law repealed prematurely because of mistakenly believing the original premise to be false would have to be re-instated. We’ll call that Bob’s law.

  12. #12 |  Mike Gordon | 

    New Jersey is the moronic legislator capital of the world. It seems that there is no stupid law that these morons won’enact into law.

  13. #13 |  Your Majesty | 

    It’s all laws + regs done hastily after a death, not just laws named for dead people. In 1999, 5 suburban Philly teenage girls were killed in a one-car wreck. Who’s to blame? The KILLER ROAD, of course, not Our Little Angels! So the speed limit was dropped from 55 to 45 mph …

    And the speed limit is still 45 mph today — 12 years after the coroner determined the driver was huffing. (They were also speeding, but don’t any facts get in the way of a good sob story.)

    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99/n270/a09.html

  14. #14 |  MassJim | 

    I don’t think any law should have anyone’s name attached whether a dead person, wounded person or a politician. That just introduces an emotional aspect into the deliberations when what we need is deliberate, rational discussion.

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