Friday, March 23, 2012
Amusing Coincidences In Judicial History
The Delaware Supreme Court upheld a sentence of 20 lashes for a larceny probation violator in 1963, deciding that it was not cruel and unusual punishment, prohibited by the Bill of Rights. When I went to find information about that case, I found a newspaper article from the April 4, 1963 Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune. The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the sentence, and returned the case to the trial court: Judge Stewart Lynch presiding.