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Hanging judge

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"Hanging judge" is a colloquial phrase for a judge who has gained notoriety for handing down punishment by sentencing convicted persons to death by hanging, or otherwise imposing unusually harsh sentences. Hanging judges are officers of the court with mandates, as opposed to extralegal lynch law.

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  1. ^ Tyler Bryant, Ruth. "George Jeffreys, first Baron Jeffreys of Wem". Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. Collection: Chief Justice George Jeffreys. University of Georgia School of Law. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ Adams, Gavin John (2012). Letters to John Law. Newton Page. pp. xiv, xxi, liii. ISBN 978-1934619087.
  3. ^ "www.courts.ie". Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  4. ^ Williams, David R. (1977). The Man for a New Country. Victoria, BC: Gray's Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-8882-6068-0.
  5. ^ National Park Service. "Judge Isaac C. Parker". National Park Service. Retrieved 22 November 2015. Remembered in Western novels and films as a "Hanging Judge"
  6. ^ Knopp, Guido (2002). "4, "The Hanging Judge"". Hitler's Hitmen. United Kingdom: Sutton Publishing.
  7. ^ Wygoda, Agnieszka. "Wyrok na Witolda Pileckiego". Institute of National Remembrance (Poland). Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  8. ^ "Afera mięsna: złamane życie dziesięciu warszawskich rodzin". Rzeczpospolita. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  9. ^ * Ebrahim Raisi, eighth president of Iran, in his earlier role in the 1988 executions of Iranian political prisoners
  10. ^ "Raymond Massey - Hanging Judge - BBC Sounds". Archived from the original on 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2019-02-04.