The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 8 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (8th Amendment)
Amendment VIII. (Cruel and Unusual Punishment)
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
8th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights, from The National Archives
- Eighth Amendment – CRS Annotated Constitution
- Eighth Amendment – Wikipedia
- Eighth Amendment – Findlaw
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- The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation – FDsys
- Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, Govinfo.gov
- “Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power,” CRS Report RL30315 (31-page PDF)
The Supreme Court rules death by lethal injection to be Constitutional.
- Bill of Rights Card, from Two Seas Media
- “Capital Punishment: An Overview of Federal Death Penalty Statutes,” CRS Report RL30962 (25-page PDF)
- “Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996: A Summary,” CRS Report 96-499 (html)
- “The Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Schools: The Legal Issues,” CRS Report R40522 (18-page PDF)
- “Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture,” CRS Report RL32890 (34-page PDF)
- “Interrogation of Detainees: Overview of the McCain Amendment,” CRS Report RL33655 (22-page PDF)
- “Are Excessive Fines Fundamentally Unfair?” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10196 (6-page PDF)
- “Capital Punishment: Constitutionality for Non-Homicide Crimes Such as Child Rape,” CRS Report RS22844 (8-page PDF)
- “Capital Punishment and Juveniles,” CRS Report RS21969 (8-page PDF)
- “Jones v. Mississippi, the Eighth Amendment, and Juvenile Life Without Parole,” CRS Legal Sidebar LSB10593 (6-page PDF)
- Meta-EE and the Constitution Part 6: Eighth Amendment
- Cruel and Unusual Punishment – Heritage Guide to the Constitution
Justice Scalia discussing torture and if it can be defined as “cruel and unusual punishment.”
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