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  • 8th Amendment

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    Criminal Justice JUS-250 March 28, 2014 Michael Strauch 8th Amendment: Protection for Domestic and Foreign Terrorist Our forefathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served the people from their states came together to form ideas and write a Constitution that would protect the people, property and their rights as citizen of the United States. These two documents are what we were founded on. The simple version of the 8th Amendment, “Prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive

  • The 8th Amendment : The Amendments Of The Eighth Amendment

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    The Eighth Amendment ratified in 1791, and it had three clauses. The clauses are Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Excessive Fines, and Excessive bail. The Cruel and Unusual Punishment means that the state and federal government restrict how extreme the punishment is to a person who has done a crime. This clause is made so that the people that are accused are not tortured and killed cruelly. The Excessive Fines restrict the state and federal government the amount of money a person fined for a crime.

  • Importance Of The 8th Amendment

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    Bill of Rights was written by James Madison in 1789. It contains the United States first ten amendments. It was then ratified on December 15, 1791. Although the amendments are ordered, they are all equally important, however some can be argued as outdated. The 8th Amendment states, “ Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” This amendment is very important today. It is much different from different countries, and some think it’s

  • Importance Of The 8th Amendment

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    people to ratify the constitution, the founding fathers agreed to add a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights added 10 amendments to the constitution. The 8th amendment in the Bill of Rights is the most important amendment because it protects the right to no cruel or unusual punishments for committing a crime, the right to have a reasonable bail fee, and to have no excessive fines. The 8th amendment’s most confusing, and yet most important feature, is the right to no cruel or unusual punishments. The

  • Essay On The 8th Amendment

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    The Most Significant Amendment in the Bill of Rights Throughout the history of this ever-expanding nation as well as many others, there have been times in which words alone were able to stop an action. Consequences were bountiful and punishment seemed to be thought of on the fly. For instance, a convicted murderer may have gotten thrown in jail, however a man who may have sneezed on the king would have been burned at the stake for “Crimes against the Kingdom.”  In modern times it seems nearly impossible

  • 8th Amendment Cons

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    about the 1st amendment. The 1st amendment says “...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” which means that we have the right to say what we want and we don’t have to talk to the press. This impacts our lives today by not being limited on what we can or can't say. The 3rd amendment says that no soldier can come into our homes without our approval. This impacts U.S. today by giving us more freedom and privacy. In the 8th amendment it talks about

  • Torture In The 8th Amendment

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    considered an unusual and cruel punishment to the point of violating the eighth amendment? Is torture considered a bad thing? Solitary confinement has been the only choice that the system could think of in order to reprimand those who have already done something wrong. Torture is often used for the purpose of having a positive outcome, which is not a bad thing depending on the situation and its extent. The eighth amendment of the United States Constitution was first introduced by James Madison for

  • Essay about 8th Amendment

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    The Eighth Amendment The 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, as well as the setting of excessive bail or the imposition of excessive fines. However, it has also been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States (according to the Eighth Amendment)to inflict physical damage on students in a school environment for the purpose of discipline in most circumstances. The 8th Amendment stipulates that bail shall not

  • What Is The 8th Amendment Essay

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    The eighth amendment The eighth amendment states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted”. This amendment is to make sure that no unfair treatment should be inflicted upon anyone who is arrested, received a fine, or received a punishment. This amendment is most commonly known as the cruel and unusual punishments amendment. The eighth amendment is part of the first set of amendments to be part of the Constitution or The Bill

  • Argumentative Essay On The 8th Amendment

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    to even think about it!. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”, in other words, it protects American citizens from excessive or unnecessary punishments, fines, and bails. However, the death penalty is still an exception to “cruel and unusual punishments” when the punishment does not violate the standards of the Eighth Amendment. Based on the creation of death penalty