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Civics 101 – Episode 112: The Eighth Amendment

Posted By llad On April 14, 2018 @ 3:48 pm In | Comments Disabled

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 112: “The Eighth Amendment grants us the right for protection against excessive bail, fines, or cruel and unusual punishment. But how do we define cruel and unusual? And how has that definition changed over the course of history? Is it still “an eye for an eye” out there? Walking us through everything from unreasonable bail to capital punishment is John Bessler [1], Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore and Visiting Scholar at Minnesota Law School.”

Listen to podcast (15:55): https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep112 [2]

Transcript included.

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[1] John Bessler: http://law.ubalt.edu/faculty/profiles/bessler.cfm

[2] https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep112: https://www.civics101podcast.org/civics-101-episodes/ep112

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