40 ABA Journal Eighth Amendment articles.
Lawyers for Texas inmate Dennis Wayne Hope have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether his 27 years in solitary confinement violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Feb 18, 2022 9:17 AM CST
A former death row inmate in Tennessee will get a chance to seek parole as a result of a resentencing following prosecutors’ concession that he can’t be executed because of an intellectual disability.
Feb 2, 2022 9:07 AM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court, according to media reports that rely on anonymous sources. The liberal Breyer, 83, is the oldest justice on the court.
Jan 26, 2022 11:33 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court is growing “increasingly hostile” to arguments made on behalf of death row inmates, according to a Sidebar column
in the New York Times.
Nov 16, 2021 8:59 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether the owner of a bed and breakfast establishment called the Smugglers Inn can sue a border patrol agent for damages under the First and Fourth Amendments.
Nov 8, 2021 11:06 AM CST
The ABA House of Delegates addressed the treatment of children and youths in two resolutions at the ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting on Tuesday.
Aug 10, 2021 12:22 PM CDT
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that a convicted drug dealer who challenged the forfeiture of his Land Rover before the U.S. Supreme Court should get his vehicle back.
Jun 14, 2021 9:49 AM CDT
How much weight does the Roberts Court give to precedent? This is the crucial underlying question now that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted review in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
, which puts the fate of Roe v. Wade
before the justices. The case concerns a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
Jun 3, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't heed calls to resign when law dean Erwin Chemerinsky wrote a March 2014 op-ed
making that plea.
May 11, 2021 10:15 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a defendant can be sentenced to life without parole for a homicide committed as a juvenile without a separate finding of permanent incorrigibility.
Apr 22, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
Across the country, Americans are being hit with hefty fines and fees for petty violations, advocates for reform say, igniting a movement pressing for change. “Code enforcement exists to promote public health and safety, but the way we’re seeing it happen across the country right now is to make money,” Institute for Justice attorney Kirby Thomas West says.
Apr 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
The nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile lifer was released from prison this month at age 83, thanks to a pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Feb 23, 2021 9:00 AM CST
In Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, Maurice Chammah shares how Texas became the country’s capital punishment capital.
Feb 17, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Dustin John Higgs was executed early Saturday, the 13th inmate to be put to death since the federal government resumed executions after a 17-year hiatus
Jan 19, 2021 9:38 AM CST
I can’t pinpoint exactly what makes the song so intolerable after repeated listens. All I know is I’m not alone. Other adults have realized “Baby Shark” can be weaponized, and they are using it to their advantage.
Nov 24, 2020 9:05 AM CST
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