The Eighth Amendment
Historical Background of the Amendment
Write the Amendment in Your Own Words
Supreme Court Case Rummel v. Estelle 445 U.S. 263 (1980)
c.) The court treated his crimes no different from those of a three time murderer. The court would not substitute its judgment for the legislature's and overturn a sentence which was neither inherently barbarous nor grossly disproportionate to the offense.
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