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"Hanging judge" is a colloquial term for a judge who has gained notoriety for handing down punishment by sentencing convicted criminals to death by hanging, or imposing unusually harsh sentences, in jurisdictions where the death penalty has been abolished. Hanging judges are officers of the court with mandates, as opposed to extralegal lynch law.
- George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys
- Matthew Baillie Begbie, Vancouver and Victoria judge
- Isaac Charles Parker, U.S. District Judge
- Roland Freisler, President (presiding judge) of the Nazi Volksgericht
- A character in the Bob Dylan song "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" (album: Blood on the Tracks).
- Justice Wargrave in Agatha Christie's novel Ten Little Niggers (Published as And Then There Were None in the United States)
- The Hanging Judge, a 1918 film directed by Henry Edwards
- A track on the 1991 Armored Saint album Symbol of Salvation
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