struggle for women's emancipation

The repeal of the 8th amendment is an epoch-making slap in the face against the Catholic Church and the establishment in the Republic. . . . . . . ... The landslide vote to repeal the 8th amendment, which banned abortion in Ireland, follows the unexpected 'yes' result in..

how police use civil asset forfeiture

Late last year, the Supreme Court took up a case from Indiana where it appears ready to require states to abide by the 8th Amendment’s prohibition of “excessive fines” in asset-forfeiture cases. . ... Indiana’s Supreme Court claimed the excessive fines clause of the 8th..

crime & violence

The legal argument is whether the 8th Amendment's provisions against 'excessive fines' applies to civil asset forfeiture at the state level. ... Timbs bought the vehicle with proceeds from his late father's life insurance policy -- not drug profits -- and argues that seizing the vehicle..

the federalist blog

Read the full article → . . . 14th Amendment Does Not Prevent Debt Default . by P.A. Madison on July 8th, 2011 . The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection..

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