Nov 26 2012

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Public shaming punishments…. When do judges go too far?

Posted at 8:00 am under Current Awareness,Federal Legal

The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states:

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

This prohibition has been interpreted to apply to the States as well as the Federal Government. SO, where do we draw the line when a punishment imposed seems to verge on cruel?

Does being forced to wear an idiot sign cross the line? Click HERE to read the article.

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