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

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