Essays Tagged: "Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution"

Capital Punishment

hen existing state laws were appliedin an 'arbitrary and capricious' manner and, thus, violated the EighthAmendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and theFourteenth Amendment's gu ... Asian.The ACLU believes that, in all circumstances, the death penalty isunconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment, and that its discriminatoryapplication violates the Fourteenth Amendment.Here are ...

(7 pages) 400 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Is Capital Punishment Unconstitutional?

due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation), Eighth (Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual pun ... at the death penalty was a "cruel and unusual" punishment, and therefore unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment. In 1958, the Supreme Court had decided in Trop v. Dulles, that the Eighth Amendmen ...

(3 pages) 67 2 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

On why capital punishment should be banished

fenders, judges can add up to amount as much or more than the cost of a life imprisonment term. The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution protects us from cruel and unusual punishment. Although we've r ...

(1 pages) 103 2 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Capital Punishment. Pro or Con?

ition use the argument that capital punishment is a cruel and unusual punishment which violates the eighth amendment to the United States Constitution.In the times surrounding the origins of capital p ... t. But the most successful argument that is used against the death penalty is that it infringes the eighth amendment to the United States Constitution. Another argument against capital punishment is t ...

(6 pages) 357 2 2.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Death penalty should be abolished.

th Penalty Information, Pg. 2).The Death Penalty is unconstitutional according to the United States eighth amendment and carrying out the punishment violates the fourteenth amendment. The eighth amend ... aw; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." In sum of the eighth and fourteenth amendments, the fourteenth states "equal protection of the laws and due proces ...

(4 pages) 101 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Essay About The Death Penatly in America (1500's-Today)

The Court held that the idea of punishment under the decree was cruel and unusual and violated the Eighth Amendment. Consequently, on June 29, 1972, the Supreme Court effectively voided 40 death pena ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is about the 8th amendment and the dabate over cruel and unnatural punishments.

The Eighth Amendment"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and un ... ighth Amendment was ratified by the states in 1791, it has been a key part of our Constitution. The Eighth Amendment has protected our people from many things, including an overly high bail or "unnatu ... ple of America are protected from an overly high bail and cruel and unusual punishments. Today, the Eighth Amendment has stirred up many controversies with its many paths of interpretation, but it sti ...

(5 pages) 114 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Capital Punishment

required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted," thus reads the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The term "cruel and unusual" first appear ... the English Bill of Rights of 1689. The American draftsman who adopted the English phrasing for the Eighth Amendment were primarily concerned with proscribing tortures and other barbarous methods of p ...

(9 pages) 55 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Constitution

would you like to see?If not , what strengths do you see in the constitution? There are a number of amendments that appear in the constitution That should be changed. In the U.S., amendments are writt ... ged. In the U.S., amendments are written down on paper but sometimes not properly enforced. The 8th amendment is the first to be examined. It deals with cruel and unusual treatment toward potential cr ...

(2 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Capital Punishment

hey sinned and do not have the right.We have made laws against cruel and unusual punishment, as The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article II, §20 of the Colorado Constituti ...

(2 pages) 224 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death Penalty Past and Present

its legality. In prior centuries, the constitution was interpreted as being legal under the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment. "However, in the early 1960s, it was suggested that the death pena ... at the death penalty was a 'cruel and unusual' punishment, and therefore unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment" (D.P.I.C., ¶17). Supreme Court Justices found that the use of the death penal ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

egal arguments in our criminal justice system today. These words are specifically prohibited by the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution but are nowhere universally defined. Cruel and un ... required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted' is stated in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Perhaps one of the best descriptions of how to look at cruel a ...

(11 pages) 54 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Effects of the 8th Amendment on American Law

The Eighth Amendment “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel ... ighth Amendment was ratified by the states in 1791, it has been a key part of our Constitution. The Eighth Amendment has protected our people from many things, including an overly high bail or "unnatu ... the people of America are protected from an overly high bail and cruel and unusual punishments.The Eighth Amendment has stirred up many controversies with its many paths of interpretation, in that th ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Texas Death Penalty

apital Punishment was a form of "cruel and unusual punishment", clearly violating the Constitutions Eighth Amendment, which resulted in the Penal Code of Texas being changed, but to only implement gui ... ch Denkowski testified in (J, Vertuno, 2011). The death penalty is not moral, and unacceptable. The Eighth Amendment is violated in the case of Furman versus. Georgia preceded by Hon. Thurgood Marshal ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Sep/2011

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles

Supreme Court ruled that for minors the life without parole sentence was a direct violation of the Eighth Amendment. This ruling required that judges consider the juveniles character and extenuating ...

(8 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights