Presentation on theme: "The 8th Amendment By: William Parciak and Adam Samok."— Presentation transcript:
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 o Torture o Degradation Punishment too excessive for the crime committed o A man steals a gumball and he gets he arm cut off
Death penalty Many people are against it Furman V. Georgia o Death Penalty was cruel and unusual. o Being used inconsistently Gregg V. Georgia o Death Penalty was chosen as sentence o 8th Amendment was more concerned with tourture
Excessive Bail Bail that is more expensive than it should be dependant on the crime commited o 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.. “Furman V. Georgia.” Laws.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.. “Gregg V. Georgia.” Laws.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.. “United States V. Salerno.” Cornell Law. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014..