A deep dive into the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment. In this video, Kim discusses the Eighth Amendment with scholars John Bessler and John Stinneford.
To read more about the Eighth Amendment, visit the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. On this site, leading scholars interact and explore the Constitution and its history. For each provision of the Constitution, experts from different political perspectives coauthor interpretive explanations when they agree and write separately when their opinions diverge.
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