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Legal Notes from All Over

A recent issue of The Economist contains this passage from an article about the island of Sark, a British territory that was run on feudal principles for centuries until it adopted democracy in 2008:

Some feudal quirks remain. An islander can take out an injunction by throwing his hat to the ground, taking a knee and reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Norman French, for instance.

This sounds exactly like something from Monty Python — though, to be fair, it doesn’t take much more than that to get an injunction against one of President Trump’s policies.