What is Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Is Firing Squad More Ethical Than Lethal Injection? –

The use of taser-like handcuffs have reignited claims over unconstitutional punishments. So, how do we determine what is cruel and unusual?

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The 80,000-Volt Handcuffs That Let Cops Shock Prisoners
“What gives an electric jolt as strong as a typical Tase but is designed for prisoners already in police custody rather than suspects not yet arrested?”

How Do Tasers Work?
“Independent investigators will look into last Tuesday’s incident on the UCLA campus, in which a student was subjected to five Taser shocks by the university police.”

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Juvenile Death Penalty Evolving Standards of Decency
“This statement is among the most recent expressions of a divided U.S. Supreme Court that 14 years earlier narrowly upheld the constitutionality of the right of states to execute juvenile offenders.”

Why Originalism Is So Popular
“When members of the House read aloud the Constitution at the start of the legislative session last week, the event was widely regarded as a political stunt.”

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