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Title: 8th Amendment

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Subject: History
Author: Rebecca H
Date: September 20, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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In Louisiana ex. Rel. Francis v. Resweber, a convicted murdered was subject to a botched execution, and subsequently argued that a second attempt at execution would be a violation of the Eighth Amendment constituting cruel and unusual punishment. While the Supreme Court rejected this argument, stating that the eighth amendment applies to "cruelty inherent in the method of punishment...

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While the Supreme Court rejected this argument, stating that the eighth amendment applies to "cruelty inherent in the method of punishment." I found it interesting that in the Case of Trop v. Dulles the Supreme Court ruled that loss of citizenship did constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The Supreme Courts position was that to revoke citizenship would be "to subject the individual to a fate forbidden by the principles of civilized treatment guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment...

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