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Magistrate’s belief

The April 21 1925 Toronto Daily Star contained an unusual bit of jurisprudence:

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If a modern judge suggested that a young woman be locked up for a week and given a series of spankings, it would be all over Twitter.

I’m not sure whether the judge was being compassionate when she remanded Ms. Mayne to the care of her mother. I guess it would depend on whether it was the mother-daughter relationship that drove her to being “found in a resort”.