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Unformatted text preview: Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Reasoning: Nothing in the Eighth Amendment prohibits California from making the choice to protect the public safety by incapacitating criminals who have already been convicted of at least one serious or violent crime. The Appellant’s sentence is justified by the State’s public safety interest in incapacitating and deterring recidivist felons, and amply supported by his own long, serious criminal record....
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course ACCT 323 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Spring '11 term at Athens University of Econ and Bus.
- Spring '11