California Governor Newsom announces moritorium on death penalty on March 12, 2019.

US Constitution – Amendment VIII

2019 Editions Editors Notebook July

Amendment VIII

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

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Per Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School  –

Most often mentioned in the context of the death penalty, the Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishments, but also mentions “excessive fines” and bail.  The “excessive fines” clause surfaces (among other places) in cases of civil and criminal forfeiture, for example when property is seized during a drug raid.


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