Back on the chain gang: Why the Eighth Amendment and the history of slavery proscribe the

Gorman, Tessa M.
March 1997
California Law Review;Mar1997, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p441
Academic Journal
Opinion. Claims that the resurgence of chain gangs in Alabama offend the Eighth Amendment's mandate against cruel and unusual punishments. History of slavery and chain gangs; Discussion of Alabama's chain gang; Explanation of the Eighth Amendment and its jurisprudence; Considerations in the constitutionality of punishments.


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