U.S. Supreme Court Puts Teeth Back into Eighth Amendment
Unanimous Court Rules that the Excessive Fines Clause Applies to the States
Timbs v. Indiana, No. 17-1091 (U.S. Feb. 20, 2019)
The Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is an “incorporated” protection applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.