Court Rules That 12-year-olds Can Marry
For the definition of "Common Law" it basically means that nothing is set in writing, but that traditionally you are allowed or not allowed to do this or that. For instance, it is common law not to bring a weapon in church out of respect. A stational scenario on this is one of the FBI not arresting someone inside a church but rather waiting until they leave the church. Of course that historic precedence has changed and nothing is ever set in stone. I recall stories of the early American settlers bringing firearms to church In case of Native American attacks. Plus, my Criminal Justice instructor has stated when I posed such a question that he would not hesitate to arrest someone in church and had done so in the past. In fact, he stated: "Just because you go to church doesn't mean you're not an @** ****!" So the court system did not have to go so broad.