What exactly is “cruel and unusual” punishment under the Constitution?

1. Should the death penalty be banned as a violation of the 8th Amendment against cruel and unusual Punishment? What specific provisions of the Constitution support keeping or banning the death penalty?

2. What exactly is “cruel and unusual” punishment under the Constitution?

3. What did the framers intend to ban with the 8th Amendment? How does that intent apply in today’s society?

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