Judge Lansing's fate was even more bizarre. One night in December 1829, when he was 75 years old, he went for a walk to mail a letter and was never seen again, dead or alive. Whether he drowned or was murdered was never discovered.
The legal lesson:
Messages in a bottle tossed into the sea, seeking some semblance of "Truth," jogging my memory, not just about "legal" issues, but anything I've heard, learned, discovered, or experienced that contradicts "conventional wisdom" or "common sense," or may prove interesting or valuable.