The United States Constitution contains several provisions related to criminal
sentencing. The Excessive Fines Clause and the Cruel and Unusual
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Two Tracks of Constitutional Sentencing Law and the Case for ...
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federal constitutional sentencing provisions are worded differently. Indeed, even
.... See, e.g., Ewing, 538 U.S. at 25 (opinion of O'Connor, J.) (listing permissible
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nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
United States,<sup>179</sup> this view was adopted by the Court in striking down a sentence
in the ... It condemns the sentence in this case as cruel and unusual. ... <sup>184</sup> Fully
applied, the principle would raise to constitutional status the concept of mens ...
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enforcement agencies are limited in their abilities well before an arrest is made.
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Burke, 334 U.S. 736, 740-41 (1948) the Court overturned a sentence imposed on
.... whether it was based on statutory interpretation or constitutional analysis.
Although federal law and the U.S. Constitution both prohibit using the death
penalty against persons who are intellectually disabled, Ortiz's trial lawyer never