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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.



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