Habeas Corpus Act

Habeas Corpus Act

When the Act of Habeas Corpus 1679 was to be passed, the votes were counted and when there were not enough Lords in favor, it was decided that one of the Lords was worth ten votes because he happened to be fat. It started as a joke but remains on the statute books to this day.

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