American law originates from British Common Law. Specifically Common Law before we split from them. 1776 and all that. It's where the 2nd Amendment comes from and a right to defend yourself. But after 1776, our jurisprudence system was evolving along its own path.
Britain didn't overturn trial by combat until after we declared independence. No American court has really addressed it. Ergo, trial by combat may still be legitimate under U.S. Law. Thoughts?
Will the Miranda warning change to, "You have the right to speak to an attorney or to request trial by combat."
Incidentally... - Happy Birthday, Robert A. Heinlein! Thank you for all the wonderful stories. .
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