The 8th Amendment By: William Parciak and Adam Samok
Meaning • Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. • You can’t give people extreme bail • You can’t give heavy punishment
Unusual Punishment • Punishment deemed too cruel for the law breakers • Torture • Degradation • Punishment too excessive for the crime committed • A man steals a gumball and he gets he arm cut off
Death penalty • Many people are against it • Furman V. Georgia • Death Penalty was cruel and unusual. • Being used inconsistently • Gregg V. Georgia • Death Penalty was chosen as sentence • 8th Amendment was more concerned with tourture
Excessive Bail • Bail that is more expensive than it should be • dependant on the crime commited • bail can be very expensive anyway • Man charged $50,000 bail for stealing a gumball
US vs Salerno • Crime boss, and his captain • Arrested for committing racketeering • Stated that no bail was really an infinite amount of money
Bibliography • “The 8th Amendment.” The Free Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. <http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/8th+Amendment>. • “Furman V. Georgia.” Laws.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. <http://kids.laws.com/furman-v-georgia>. • “Gregg V. Georgia.” Laws.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. <http://kids.laws.com/gregg-v-georgia>. • “United States V. Salerno.” Cornell Law. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. <http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/481/739#writing-USSC_CR_0481_0739_ZO>.