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Unformatted text preview: Protected against self-incrimination Right to counsel 4, 5, 6 - criminal 7th Amendment Civil cases If the amount in controversy exceeds $20, either party can request a jury trial 8th Amendment Protected from excessive bail Cruel and unusual punishment A. 3 Strikes - You're out 3rd Felony conviction - life in prison Is it cruel and unusual punishment? Is it double jeopardy? Are people only being punished for the third crime or second and first crime? It is not cruel & unusual punishment, it is punishment for habitual crime. B. Megan's Law - people found guilty of a sexual offense C. Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) 1972 Furman v. GA US Supreme Court death penalty unconstitutional unfairly applied...
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- Spring '08