Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court Asks If All 50 States Must Comply with U.S. Constitution’s Excessive Fines Clause

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits excessive fines by the federal government. But does the same prohibition apply when state and local authorities impose the fine?

That is the question raised by a petition filed in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday (January 31, 2018) by the Institute for Justice on behalf of Tyson Timbs.

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