Tennessee Constitution: Disqualifications

22 August 2011 Categories: All Blogs

Did you know that people who have anything to do with a duel cannot hold office in Tennessee? Article IX, Section 3 of the Tennessee Constitution states:

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.

We assume this was a bigger problem when the constitution was created than it is today.

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