The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY
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The Hanging Judge vs. Supreme Court

Judge Isaac Parker, the famed hanging judge, lost much of his authority toward the end of his service on the bench at Fort Smith, Arkansas late in the 1800’s. Congress enacted a law in 1889 that gave the Supreme Court the right to review important criminal cases. Before that, convicted felons could only petition the president to change their sentence […]

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