- Hanging judge
"Hanging judge" is an unofficial term for a
judgewho has gained renown for handing out sentences of death by hangingor perhaps other harsh sentences. While the term is not necessarily negative, it is used to demonstrate a desire for quick, firm justice. A "hanging judge" may be legally mandated, or may not be, in which case he may be presiding over lynchings.
Reputed hanging judges
Roy Bean, U.S. Justice of the Peace
Matthew Baillie Begbie
*George Jeffreys in England and Wales
*The Hanging Judges of
Manila, known as the Guillotine Club
Isaac Parker, who had jurisdiction over western Arkansasin the United Statesfrom 1875 to 1896. In his twenty-one years he hanged 79 men (during the same period, over 60 U.S. Marshals and Deputy U.S. Marshals were murdered serving in Parker's jurisdiction).
Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali
Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton
Joseph Needham (judge)
Albert F. Sabo, allegedly presided over more trials resulting in a death sentence than any other judge in the history of Pennsylvania.
*A track on the Sodom album "
'Til Death Do Us Unite"
*A character in the
Bob Dylansong " Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" (album: " Blood on the Tracks").
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