Leading two cards
I have always been quite scathing of law 58B as I've maintained that no one ever leads (deliberate action) two cards from the same hand simultaneously. The law is commonly applied when cards are dropped accidentally alongside a deliberate lead.
Then it happened yesterday, or at least it almost did. The cards were not played simultaneously, but one defender led a card, then led another card before anyone else had played. I think they were trying to change the lead to that trick, rather than leading to the following trick.
I wasn't sure which law should be applied. It certainly doesn't seem right to treat them as simultaneous plays and let offender decide which one should be played. That left me with two options: (i) insist the first lead stand and make the second a major penalty card, or (ii) allow declarer to decide which card is led and make the other a major penalty card. Law 47 suggests that the original lead should stand, law 51A that declarer gets the choice. Also, should I apply law 57 to offender's partner?