Law repeals

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I found this kinda interesting.

Within the thousands of laws in the state of Tennessee, some of them make you do a double take.

"You're always going to hear ideas or things presented that will make you say, what did he just say?" said state Rep. Rick Staples, D-Knoxville.

Take, for example, Article 9 Section 3 of the Tennessee Constitution. It reads, "any person who shall fight a duel ... shall be deprived of the right to hold any office."

"How many duels have you seen recently? They just don't do that anymore," said Judge Gary Wade, the former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and current Dean of the Lincoln Memorial University Law School. "No more Aaron Burrs and Alexander Hamiltons walking around and having a gentlemanly duel is not something you're going to see in the near future."

Or how about section two of that same article. It reads that, "no person who denies the being of God ... shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."

"Which one of our legislators would want to be the sponsor of a law that repealed that?" said Wade. "It would certainly not be a popular move in the Bible belt here in Tennessee."
 

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