8th Amendment

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  • 8th amendment

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    I think that executing a minor violates the 8th amendment, “No cruel or unusual punishment.” If a little kid makes a mistake and accidentally shoots a gun or does something that kills someone, and they are executed I think that that falls under cruel and unusual punishment. A court case that made it to the Supreme Court was the case of Kevin Nigel Stanford, who was convicted in 1981 of a murder committed in Kentucky when he was 17 years and 4 months old. Stanford and an accomplice repeatedly raped

  • The 8th Amendment

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    The 8th Amendment, “cruel and unusual” clause. The “cruel and unusual” clause in the eighth amendment states that “cruel and unusual punishment” such as torture or lingering death can not be inflicted on anyone as a form of execution. It is however permissible under the 8th Amendment to execute a convict by means of hanging, shooting, electrocution, and lethal gas. There is still confusion about what is actually constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment.” There have been several court cases

  • The 8th Amendment

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    The 8th Amendment In the United States Constitution, the 8th Amendment prohibits the use and practices of cruel and unusual punishment. What exactly is considered to be cruel and unusual punishment? This question is a hot topic among America's many different current controversies. Many people are saying that the use of capital punishment (to be sentenced to death as a penalty in the eyes of the law [a capital crime]. An execution [capital punishment]) is a direct violation of the 8th Amendment

  • Importance Of The 8th Amendment

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    The eighth amendment of the U.S Constitution has been a key part to the justice system from the moment it was created. It provides the basic rights that everyone deserves. The eighth amendment is very important because it guarantees many “freedom from” rights. For example, it protects Americans from cruel and unusual punishments. Without the eighth amendment many people would be punished in an inhumane manner based on the morals of the judge. The eighth amendment is crucial to the U.S Constitution

  • Pros And Cons Of The 8th Amendment

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    unusual punishments inflicted. This amendment is the 8th bill of rights in the constitution of the United States of America. The death penalty is a direct violation of the constitution of the United States, and should be deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court. Although the death penalty shows justice at avenging the death of the innocent, it is not cost effective by being ten times more expensive than a criminal spending life in prison, and it violates the 8th amendment in the Constitution of the United

  • The Death Penalty: A Violation of 8th Amendment

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    or her in prison for life. The EighthAmendment states that it prevents cruel and unusual punishment, and the death penalty is violating it. The Supreme Court case, McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) violates the Eighth Amendment purpose. Therefore, the death penalty clearly defies the Eighth Amendment and shouldn't be used for people who have convicted murder. It is true that, capital punishment is properly reserved for the worst of the worst. For example, Ted Bundy and terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber

  • Analysis of the 8th Ammendment

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    The bill of rights also known as the first ten amendments to the constitution was finally ratified in 1781. The purpose of the Bill of rights not only limits and acts as a type of restriction towards the power of the government but while doing so it benefits the citizens by securing their rights and reduces the considerable amount of federal authority. After seeing that the constitution did not meet the requirements of all states, the imposition of the Bill of rights reassured the people that their

  • Court Cases Upholding the Amendments

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    Amendment 1 1. United States V. Alvarez, 567 U.S._ (2012) 2. Xavier Alvarez, member of the Three Valleys Water District Board of Directors, was asked and invited to give some background information on himself to the rest of the Water District Board during a meeting with the Walnut Valley Water District Board. While giving his speech, he had provided false information about himself concerning his time as a Marine, and his gracing of the Congressional Medal of Honor. As it turns out, he had never

  • The Death Penalty

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    to keep society safe. The death penalty should be abolished and outlawed because it violates an individual’s right to the 8th Amendment and this is a long, drawn out, costly process for all parties involved. The 8th Amendment states that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. According to the 8th Amendment, the death penalty along with other forms of capital punishment should be abolished to prevent unnecessary grief for the

  • due process

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    which make actions illegal after the fact. Due process requires impartiality. The 4th amendment requires an independent judge to preauthorize police searches and seizures. The 6th amendment guarantees impartial juries. Due process limits pre-conviction imprisonment. The 8th amendment prohibits excessive bail and the 6th amendment guarantees a speedy trial. Before federal criminal trials, the 5th amendment requires a grand jury, ensuring the evidence warrants a trial. Due process limits government