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Ch.14 Amendment VIII: Bail/Punishment Clauses

From: The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins (2nd Edition)

Neil H. Cogan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4 [of the Constitution], be inserted these clauses, to wit, …  … Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Congressional Register, June 8, 1789, vol. 1, pp. 427–28. Fourthly. That in article 1st, section 9, between clauses 3 and 4 [of the Constitution], be inserted these clauses, to wit: … Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Daily Advertiser, June 12, 1789,...
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