Eighth Amendment

by Alexis Flores

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The Eighth Amendment

Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines impose, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
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Punishment and cruelty

The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause seems to point to a preexisting right to bail. In fact, absent weighty circumstances, American courts have always presumed that each defendant has a right to liberty pending trial by payment of bail. Nevertheless, the courts have been deferential to legislative exceptions to the right to bail. Carlson v. Landon (1952). In British practice, most serious crimes were nonbailable.
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Chris vs Supreme court

The Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments forbid imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed. The judgment of the Missouri Supreme Court setting aside the sentence of death imposed upon Christopher Simmons is affirmed.

what does the amendment mean?

it means if you get in trouble we can not punish you in cruels ways
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