Friday, December 02, 2011
Friday Facts- Saloon Justice
They didn't know real law or Latin but they had common sense and kept an open mind when trying a case. He may not have been literate but used his life experiences and horse sense to deal out justice. By doling out the judgement he won the gratitude and respect of the community. The fines would be set by the judge to cover all costs including his own.
A judge who worked out of his saloon has to have a presence which "overawes and subdues" or he wouldn't last long.