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Tag: Eighth Amendment

Kahler v Kansas MMB v2
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Kahler v. Kansas (Decision March 23, 2020)

Is Kansas’s “mens rea” departure from the traditional “insanity” defense constitutional?

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Bucklew v. Precythe (Decision April 1, 2019)

Bucklew cannot avoid Missouri’s standard execution method because of his medical condition.

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Madison v. Alabama (Decision February 27, 2019)

Is the death row inmate “insane” meaning he cannot be executed?

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Timbs v. Indiana (Decision February 20, 2019)

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to state governments.

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