cruel and unusual punishment

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In March 1996, Russell Bucklew followed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Ray, to the trailer home of Michael Sanders, where she was living. Bucklew v. Precythe (“Precythe”) at 1–2. Bucklew entered the trailer and shot Sanders. Id. While Sanders bled to...

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Overview

Cruel and unusual punishment is a phrase mentioned in the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. However, the Constitution does not give more guidance than that,...

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Congress, as well as any state legislature, may prescribe the death penalty, also known as capital punishment, for capital offenses. The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty does not violate the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and...

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Oklahoma has effectuated its death penalty for many years by injecting three different chemical compounds into the inmate’s cardiovascular system. See Warner v. Oklahoma, 776 F.3d 721, 724–25 (10th Cir. 2015). Historically, the procedure has consisted...

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Graham v. Florida

Petitioner, Terrance Jamar Graham ("Graham"), is a twenty-two-year-old man serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in the State of Florida. See Brief for Petitioner Terrance Jamar Graham (“Graham”) at...

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Oral argument: March 20, 2012

Appealed from: Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (Aug. 27, 2010)

Petitioner, 14-year-old Evan Miller, was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced by an Alabama state court to life in prison without...

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