Stultus leges is what the Romans used to call them. In case you’re wondering, that’s Latin for “stupid laws”. It certainly sounds more dignified than in English, like much of the jargon used today in courts and jurisprudence. Throughout the ages, the law has been a double-edged sword, sometimes serving the powerful (mostly, I would say), and sometimes the commoners. Often, the unjustifiable has been codified with the intention of imposing a point of view, a belief or preserving some sort of privilege or power. One thing they do have in common though is that they are all ridiculous. Here are some of the most stupid laws in the world.