Viewing "Justice Courts, 'As They Is Run.' " (1893)
Trials before justices of the peace resolved many minor disputes. However, because the justices usually lacked legal training, justice court was sometimes a place of entertainment for members of the community. These courts were also a rich source of anecdotes told and retold by members of the bar. The following story appeared in the September, 1893, issue of "The Minnesota Law Journal."