Definition of Cruel and unusual punishment
1. Noun. Punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed.
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Literary usage of Cruel and unusual punishment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Criminal Procedure by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1918)
"cruel and unusual punishment 188. In the federal Constitution, and in most, if not all, of the state Constitutions, there is a prohibition against cruel and ..."
2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
""cruel and unusual punishment," should not be read as "cruel or unusual punishment"; but, to be within the constitutional prohibition of cruel and unusual ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"112) does not provide for cruel and unusual punishment within the meaning of such a constitutional provision. State v. Tomassi, 75 NJL 739, 09 Atl. 214. ..."
4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1910)
"In the course of the opinion the court said: "The objection that the act prescribes a cruel and unusual punishment we think not well taken. ..."
5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Code 1919, § 4767, is not unconstitutional because it authorizes cruel and unusual punishment, in that it empowers juries, in their discretion, ..."
6. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"457, 35 LRA 561, and note thereto in L. It. A., in which cases upon " cruel and unusual punishment" are collected. In Whita- ker's case it was held, ..."
7. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"App. 381, it was held that a fine of $5O against an attorney for contempt of court was not cruel and unusual punishment. Homicide. ..."
8. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1915)
"... amount of punishment between certain limits, which merely mitigates the punishment, does not add to or increase it.1' Cruel and Unusual Punishment 271. ..."