Almost News from The Land of Enchantment

When I lived in New Mexico, I knew people referred to it as “The Land of Enchantment,” but I did not know this:

New Mexico

Psychologists and psychiatrists were nearly legally required to dress up as wizards when testifying in court.


In 1995, the state Senate unanimously passed a bill to require psychologists and psychiatrists to wear wizards outfits and wave a wand when testifying in court because the senators were annoyed with how often their “expert” testimony was relied upon. The bailiff would also be required to dim the lights and ring a gong. The bill didn’t end up passing the state House.

[Laura again: Want to go unicorn hunting in Michigan? Better get a license! Find out the craziest thing about your state here.]

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kieron on November 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Well, if the shoe fits… psychiatry is essentially hocus-pocus. And you know what’s funny? I’ve lost count of the number of times a client has confided to me that they think their psychiatrist needs psychotropic medication.

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