Justice Hughes, per the HTHighest Court
Saves 3 "Tried"
referred to testimony that confessions were obtained by hanging one of the Negroes from a tree for a time and whipping the others while naked with a leather strap with buckles on it. A deputy sheriff was alleged to have been present both times, with two other officers present at the whipping."Unlike the TVA case, this time even Justice McReynolds--surely the most conservative member of a still conservative court--signed on. "Trial by flogging" was too much for the anchor man. be interesting to know how Justice Clarence Thomas would evaluate the same issue.