NJ SPOTLIGHT DAILY NEWS
January 28, 2020
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PAOLA, Kan. — Assume divorce isn’t going so well for a local man, who is pleading with a judge to allow him to settle matters via a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney. The 40-year-old man claims in court papers that he has been destroyed and has no other option than to ask the Iowa District Court to grant him 12 weeks to secure katana and wakizashi swords for his requested battle, the Des Moines Register reports. “To this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States,” he argues in court papers, noting it was used as recently as 1818 through the British courts. He concludes that a sword fight would be the only real resolution to issues of custody and visitation rights, as well as property tax payments. Attorneys for the other side acknowledge the U.S. and Iowa constitutions do not specifically prohibit battling another person with a deadly katana sword, but the possibility of death outweighs the ramifications of traditional divorce disputes. Judge Craig Dreismeier is considering both sides’ motions and responses. Take a side, in today's Jaffe Briefing.
PAOLA, Kan. — Assume divorce isn’t going so well for a local man, who is pleading with a judge to allow him to settle matters via a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney. The 40-year-old man claims in court papers that he has been destroyed and has no other option than to ask the Iowa District Court to grant him 12 weeks to secure katana and wakizashi swords for his requested battle, the Des Moines Register reports. “To this day, trial by combat has never been explicitly banned or restricted as a right in these United States,” he argues in court papers, noting it was used as recently as 1818 through the British courts. He concludes that a sword fight would be the only real resolution to issues of custody and visitation rights, as well as property tax payments. Attorneys for the other side acknowledge the U.S. and Iowa constitutions do not specifically prohibit battling another person with a deadly katana sword, but the possibility of death outweighs the ramifications of traditional divorce disputes. Judge Craig Dreismeier is considering both sides’ motions and responses. Take a side, in today's Jaffe Briefing.