September 22, 2008
American Crime: 316 years of getting it right?
Today is the autumnal equinox. And September 22, 1692 was the date the last people were hanged for witchcraft in North America. Whatever happened to Ordeal by Water, an old civil procedure mentioned in the first 20 pages of the casebook, anyway? "The accused, tied hand and foot, was cast into cold water, and if he/she did not sink, the accused was deemed innocent."
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at September 22, 2008 11:40 PM