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  • 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.

  • The Pros And Cons 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

  • The Eighth Amendment and Death Penalty Essay

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    The Eight Amendment to the U.S. Constitution “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted”, proposed on 9/25/1789 and approved on 12/15/1791. The cruel and unusual punishment confines the harshness of penalties that state and federal governments may inflict upon ones who have been condemned of a criminal offense. The excessive fines phrase restricts the amount that state and federal governments may possibly fine an individual for a

  • The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Essay

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    punishments inflicted. Eighth Amendment, 1791 The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the punishments that may be imposed by the government on American citizens. These limits are compulsory among the states by way of the Fourteenth Amendment. The English Bill of Rights of 1689 expressed concern with arbitrary and disproportionate sanctions, giving way to the Founders inclusion of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. To explore the Eighth Amendment it is important to consider

  • Eighth Amendment To The US Constitution

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    The Eighth Amendment was introduced as a part of the Bill of Rights into the U.S. Constitution on September 5, 1789, and was voted for by 9 our of the 12 states on December 15, 1971. Many of us may ask what exactly is the Eighth Amendment? The amendment states that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed. It also states that cruel and unusual punishment shall not be inflicted. What does that mean? That means: “Bail” is money that a charged person gives to the court as a

  • Fourth, Sixth, And Eighth Amendments

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    the procedural rights that are described in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments (Bohm & Haley, 2011). These amendments are in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States. Describe the procedural rights in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments. The first amendment I will explain is the procedural rights for the Fourth Amendment (Bohm & Haley, 2011). The fourth amendment protects a person and their personal effects from unreasonable search and

  • The Eighth Amendment And The Fifth Amendment

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    the 5th” in court. The text of the Sixth Amendment states that in all and any criminal prosecutions, the accused will be given the right to a public and speedy trial, by an impartial jury of the district and state where the crime took place. The Seventh Amendment gives an individual a right to have a trial by jury instead of judge to some civil cases. The Supreme Court ruled in Justices v. Murray, 76 U.S. 9 Wall. 274 274 (1869), that the Seventh Amendment is not only limited in being applied to civil

  • Importance Of The Eighth Amendment

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    The eighth amendment helps people stay safe, for those who are going to jury. The eighth amendment was ratified in 1791 and stated that, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines are imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” This was made to help make sure that more amounts of bail money/property are not given to by excessive amounts, and that cruel or unusual punishments are not prohibited to any person going into court. Bail is where a certain amount of money is required

  • Summary Of The Eighth Amendment

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    Rights, ensures certain rights to all citizens, and the Eighth Amendment in particular, protects citizens against cruel or unusual punishments for breaking the law. When analyzing the protection under the Eighth Amendment one must also look at all the aspects of the law including: the history of the law, the modern uses and abuses of the law, and the law’s current effectiveness. The first point to evaluate when looking at the Eighth Amendment is its the rich history. In the 1700’s, years before the

  • Essay about The Eighth Amendment

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    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

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