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Eighth Amendment -- of the U.S. Constitution
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  • The Eighth Amendment uses phrases taken from the English Bill of Rights of 1689.
  • Spare me the Eighth Amendment.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • In 2005, the Court recognized that differences between children and adults required that kids be shielded from the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • In the cases where the Supreme Court had previously granted relief under the Eighth Amendment, the number of sentences challenged usually totaled fewer than a hundred or so nationwide.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • The Supreme Court’s Eighth Amendment precedent requires not only that a particular sentence offend "evolving standards of decency.’ but also that it be "unusual."
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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