The Eighth Amendment: Bail, Fines, and Punishment.

Cases (look up on LexisNexis or Google) Baze v. Rees Trop v. Dulles Solem v. Helm Class discussion: 1. Barring capital punishment, name 2-3 specific crimes and their punishments that you consider to be cruel and inhumane, but which have been applied over the past 2 centuries. Explain what makes them horrible in consideration of the reading and the cases. 2. In your opinion, is it fair to give a criminal a prison sentence AND fines? Provide at least 1 NEW case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the fine applied was excessive and explain their reasoning.