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Trial by Combat

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Its funny really, but the big question here is 'is it possible'?

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Haha! If I'm the judge I might as well go for a nod on the request of the lawyer if the case is between soldiers or cops perhaps. :joy:

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
Its funny really, but the big question here is 'is it possible'?


Hahaha! I don't think it's legal anywhere. I could be wrong though. Some laws are just insane.

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Well there was an attempt to abolish it in the UK in the 1700's that failed. Parliament eventually abolished it in the 1800's. So no dice for the UK. This is relevant because the original 13 US colonies inherited British common law.


In the US, where dueling is now outlawed in some states, this might be considered illegal. But apparently the New York judge says it's legal. He just won't sanction it for these parties.  

https://abovethelaw.com/2016/03/judge-admits-trial-by-combat-is-available-in-new-york-then-declines-to-order-it/


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Wow. You actually looked it up. Hahahahaha!



The average duration of a court case in the Philippines is 54 years. Maybe this is something we should look into to fix the backlog. Lol.

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ikaymoreno wrote:
Oghenekevwe wrote:
Its funny really, but the big question here is 'is it possible'?

Some laws are just insane.

Couldn't agree more

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