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Law Summary

Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.

Full Text of the Law

Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Article IX Disqualifications

Sec. 3. Duelists shall hold no office.

Any person who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, fight a duel, or knowingly be the bearer of a challenge to fight a duel, or send or accept a challenge for that purpose, or be an aider or abettor in fighting a duel, shall be deprived of the right to hold any office of honor or profit in this State, and shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.


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