Look What You’ve Been Missing

The three branches of the Riverside County Law Library have so much to offer. We have a wealth of legal information available – State and Federal Statutes, Codes and Regulations, Local Codes and Ordinances, California and Federal Practice Guides, Form Books, Legal Encyclopedias, and Law Reviews and Journals.

I encourage you to stop in one of our locations and check out the resources both in print and on line. There will certainly be information to help with your legal query.

Don’t have a legal issue to investigate…. Come in anyways and look at some quirky US laws and regulations. Some examples you’ll find:

16 U.S.C. §§ 1538, 1540 and 50 C.F.R. § 23.70(e)(1), make it a federal crime to export bulk American alligator meat in unmarked containers, but all other crocodilian meat can be exported without marking.

18 U.S.C. § 3061(c)(4)(B), 39 CFR §§ 232.1(g)(1) and (p)(2), make it a federal crime to drink alcohol at the Post Office unless the Postmaster General says it’s okay.

And my favorite –

15 U.S.C. §§ 1192(a), 1196, 16 C.F.R. §§ 1632.3(c) and 1632.4(d)(1)(i), make it a federal crime for mattress makers to sell a mattress without first burning 18 cigarettes on a prototype of the mattress. Nine cigarettes on the bare mattress and nine cigarettes tucked in.

At our locations in Riverside, Indio, and Temecula, there are extremely helpful staff members who can always point you in the right direction! 

“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

Albert Einstein


By rcll

January 30, 2019

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