Criminal Law

Eighth Amendment - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Amendment VIII - Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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United States Constitution

Article One - Legislative power
Article Two - Executive power
Article Three - Judicial power
Article Four - States' powers
Article Five - Amendment Process
Article Six - Federal power
Article Seven - Ratification

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