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Title: 8th Amendment

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Subject: History
Date: February 9, 2001
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It is my opinion that it is unfair to tax payers to have to foot the bill for such deviants who are unworthy of the chance for rehabilitation. While the Supreme Court has not outlawed the death penalty, with the ruling in the 1972 "three companion cases, it has raised more questions than it has provided answers about the circumstances under which it may be applied...

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The "cruel and unusual" clause in the eighth amendment states that "cruel and unusual punishment" such as torture or lingering death can not be inflicted on anyone as a form of execution. It is however permissible under the 8th Amendment to execute a convict by means of hanging, shooting, electrocution, and lethal gas...

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