Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | March 16, 2016

Picoblog Question – 2016 – Post #21

Picoblog Question – 2016 – Post #21

What is Amendment VIII of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

“Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

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Responses

  1. I like that there are no amounts set because a billionaire can afford higher bail than a homeless person.

    • Hi Linda, Bail should be set based on flight risk, regardless of background. To charge one person more than another is not equality under the law. Cheers, Ashley


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