U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That States Cannot Impose Excessive Fines

In an historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning held that the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment protects Americans not just against the federal government, but against states and local authorities too. No matter which state you live in, every level of government must now abide by the federal Constitution’s guarantee that … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously That States Cannot Impose Excessive Fines