Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment may refer to:

  • Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the United States Bill of Rights
  • Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which bans termination of pregnancy in the Republic of Ireland
  • Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, which changed Pakistan's government from a parliamentary system to a semi-presidential system
  • Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of South Africa, which allowed members of municipal councils to cross the floor from one political party to another without losing their seats

Other articles related to "amendment, eighth amendment, eighth":

List Of United States Supreme Court Cases By The Roberts Court - Decided Cases - Decided and Reported
... state sovereign immunity under the 11th Amendment and the Bankruptcy Clause Gonzales v ... search warrant did not violate the particularity clause of the 4th Amendment Georgia v ... of evidence in murder case, 6th Amendment DaimlerChrysler Corp ...
Hope V. Pelzer - Majority Opinion
... that Alabama's use of the hitching post violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment ... post was "arguably" such an "obvious" violation of Hope's Eighth Amendment rights that the Court's prior cases put the guards on notice that using the hitching post would violate the Eighth ... using the hitching post violated the Eighth Amendment ...
Stanford V. Kentucky - Opinion of The Supreme Court
... This expanse in the review of the Eighth Amendment was not granted in this decision, and Scalia went on to cite precedent limits set in Gregg v ... such punishment does not offend the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment ... not on the basis of what we perceive the Eighth Amendment originally prohibited, or on the basis of what we perceive the society through its democratic processes now overwhelmingly disapproves, but ...
List Of United States Supreme Court Decisions On Capital Punishment
... Georgia Under Eighth Amendment, held that the death penalty is an unconstitutional punishment for rape of an adult woman when the victim is not killed ... Louisiana Electrocution does not violate Eight Amendment 1986 Ford v ... Execution of insane persons banned under Eighth Amendment ...

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