PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Archaic laws that are a holdover from a time when people fought in duels a la Alexander Hamilton and rode horses on highways would be struck from the books in Rhode Island if a lawmaker has his way.

House Majority Whip John Edwards picked some of the silliest laws to start with. Since at least 1798, it's been illegal to arrange to meet another person and engage in a fight. Testing the speed of a horse on public highways was banned in 1896.

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