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Eighth Amendment
of the U.S. Constitution

The Eighth Amendment uses phrases taken from the English Bill of Rights of 1689.
  prohibits excessive bail or fines, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
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The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. The Constitution would not have been ratified without them.
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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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Associated words [difficulty]:   Eighth Amendment [8] , First Amendment [6] , Fifth Amendment [8] , Fourth Amendment [9] , Second Amendment [9]
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