January 15, 2020

HE’S NOT CRAZY: Kansas man requests ‘trial by combat’ with swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife. Trial by combat was still part of the common law when the United States separated from Britain, and many, perhaps most states adopted the common law as of that date. So it’s not crazy. A modern court would probably reject it out of hand, but arguably such an action would be lawless.

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