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Michigan's Antiquated Laws May Finally Be Repealed

Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Michigan’s state legislature has passed a set of bills to repeal more than 80 antiquated laws. The package will receive a “thorough overview” by Governor Rick Snyder, according to his office, but if he approves, Michiganers will finally be able to participate in events like 12-hour walk-a-thons and be free to make fun of someone who doesn’t accept a challenge to duel.

Michigan state representative Chris Afendoulis, a Republican representing Grand Rapids Township, led the effort to begin repealing antiquated laws. He speaks with Here & Now’s Indira Lakshmanan.

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