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Posted June 27, 2012, at 5:27 p.m.

“Even if it could be demonstrated unequivocally that [public flogging and hand branding] were not cruel and unusual measures in 1791 … I doubt whether any federal judge — even among the many who consider themselves originalists — would sustain them against an Eighth Amendment challenge.” — Justice Antonin Scalia …

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