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Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Ratified in 1791
See Table of Amendments.
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Quotes regarding Amendment VIII.
By Earl Warren
Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him, and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.
Writing in the opinion on Miranda v. Arizona, 1965
The rule of Henry VIII was long, and not in the least, unfruitful. He played a significant role in the establishment of the Protestant Church. He unified England and Wales, summoned the Reformation Parliament in 1529, which passed 137 statutes in ...
Henry VIII Biography
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. Smith, Lacey Baldwin. Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Weir, Alison. Henry VIII: The King and His Court. New York: Ballantine Books, 2001. Weir, Alison. The Six Wives ...
Poems, Series 1 by Emily Dickinson: VIII. Proof.
... Forums | Books on CD Literature Network>Emily Dickinson>Poems, Series 1> VIII. Proof. VIII. Proof. That I did always love, I bring thee proof: That till I loved I did not love enough. That I shall love alway, I offer thee That love is life ...