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www.oyez.org/cases/2004/03-633

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that executing the mentally disabled (or "mentally retarded" in the vernacular of the day) violated the Eighth and 14th Amendment prohibitions on cruel and unusual punishment because a majority of Americans found it cruel and unusual, the Missouri Supreme Court decided to reconsider Simmons' case.

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Later, Atkins repealed his case to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the execution of a person with mental disability is unconstitutional. Court Decision: The US Supreme Court held that sentencing a person with mental retardation violates the eighth amendment. They explained that at the time of the Penry ruling, only two states had passed ...

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10 Cases that Violated the Eighth Amendment Banning Excessive Bail and Punishment The Eighth Amendment bans “excessive bail , excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments.” Here are 10 cases that involve violations of the Eighth Amendment as recorded by the US Supreme Court Center.

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On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in Montgomery v. Louisiana, one of two cases heard in October that involve the Eighth Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion that reversed the lower court’s judgment, and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts along with Justices Ruth ...

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List of United States Supreme Court cases involving the First Amendment. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This is a list of cases that appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States involving the First Amendment to the United States Constitution The establishment of religion ... Leading Supreme Court Cases on Church and State. Amherst ...

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The Supreme Court in the 1958 case of Trop v Dulles, expressly endorsed the view that what are prohibited "cruel and unusual punishments" should change over time, being those punishments which offend society's "evolving sense of decency." The cases on this page suggest the wide variety of questions raised by the Eighth Amendment.

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The United States Constitution contains several provisions regarding criminal procedure, including: Article Three, along with Amendments Five, Six, Eight, and Fourteen.Such cases have come to comprise a substantial portion of the Supreme Court's docket.

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Indeed, a prison can often become, in effect, a standing Eighth Amendment violation - as abuses are institutionalized and repeated. The "Qualified Immunity" Issue. Even if the Supreme Court holds that the treatment Hope received violated the Eighth Amendment, that finding will not itself resolve the case.

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Each of the following 8th Amendment Court Cases is an important case in the Supreme Court's history of rulings regarding the 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Each case sets an important precedent or establishes important guidelines for what the amendment actually means. The 8th Amendment prohibits excessive fines, excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.

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The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Tuesday that a lower court's failure to adhere to medical standards in determining the intellectual capability of an inmate on death row violated the Eighth Amendment.