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Meet Mike Chase, the Lawyer Behind @CrimeADay

You can get five years in federal prison for selling llama poop, according to Title 7 of the United States Code, Section 8313(a)(1)(B). Title 21, Part 139 of the Code of Federal Regulations prohibits the sale of spaghetti noodles that are improperly shaped. The Swine Health Protection Act forbids feeding a pig garbage that hasn’t been cooked by a garbage cooker (requiring a garbage-cooking permit, naturally).

Criminal defense attorney (Atria Books). It chronicles government power at its most arbitrary and absurd. In late May, ’s Todd Krainin sat down with Chase to learn the roots of his obsession with stupid laws.

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