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Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Carla Wong McMillian (from left), Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard review GSU Law students research results. (Photo: Judy Ondrey/GSU Law) Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Carla Wong McMillian (from left), Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard review GSU Law students research results. (Photo: Judy Ondrey/GSU Law)

Five Georgia appellate judges visited a Georgia State University College of Law seminar recently to evaluate an innovative new big-data tool for ascertaining the original meaning of oft-contested words in the U.S. Constitution and other historic legal texts.

Law students in the seminar on judicial power came up with results that might surprise some Constitutional originalists: In proscribing ”cruel” punishment in the Eighth Amendment, for instance, the framers’ aim may have been to prevent the state’s abuse of power as much as physical pain.

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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