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In 1972, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan said that “the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, like the other great clauses of the Constitution, is not susceptible of precise definition. “ (Anderson & Gardner, p. 161). When the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791, what forms of... show more In 1972, Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan said that “the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, like the other great clauses of the Constitution, is not susceptible of precise definition. “ (Anderson & Gardner, p. 161). When the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791, what forms of punishment do you think the framers intended to be forbidden by this prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments? Do you think that capital punishment is cruel and unusual? Why or why not?
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