Tuesday, June 5, 2012


     When I worked for a judge, I remember him telling a story where he said he read the "riot act" to someone.  I thought that was an actual thing--a literal statute or law.  And him being a judge and all, it made sense to me that he was talking about a real thing.
     Obviously I was wrong.  However, I learned today that there was such a thing as the Riot Act.  It was an act of Parliament in Great Britain in 1715 (per wikipedia).  You learn something everyday.

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