Is dueling the basis of their legal system? Like, win a duel against a judge and you are innocent?
If so, that's a terrible justice system.
I realize it's an anime, I just wonder about how that effing place functions.
On the other hand, how awesome would it be if this was some sort of "bread and circuses"* type thing? That would be very cool.
*"Bread and circuses" refers to a plan the Romans had to keep their populations from revolting. They gave them free bread, which was a major staple to them, and the free entertainment of the circuses.