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No-Dueling Promise May Be Dropped From Kentucky Oath

As I wrote last year (here, and here), since 1849 the Kentucky Constitution has required anyone holding any "office of honor or profit" to swear that they have never fought or otherwise participated in a duel. This provision was added…



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Kentucky Prohibits First Responders From Dueling

Originally, this post was about a debate over a Kentucky law that requires the state Office of Homeland Security to give God credit for being a vital member of its staff. Section 39G.010(2)(a) of the Kentucky Statutes requires the office's executive director…




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“Game of Thrones” Fan Demands Trial by Combat

So, this happened: This was once relatively common, but not in the last half-millennium and not on Staten Island, so it’s newsworthy at this point. The defendant, Richard Luthmann, made this demand in a reply brief he filed in Richmond…



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UPDATE: Kentucky Lawyers Still Not Allowed to Fight Duels

As I wrote in more detail last year, since 1849 Kentucky has required every new legislator, public officer and member of the bar to take an oath stating that, among other things, [I] have not fought a duel with deadly…