Opinion analysis: Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states – SCOTUSblog

The Supreme Court today ruled that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The decision is a victory for an Indiana man whose luxury SUV was seized after he pleaded guilty to selling heroin. It is also a blow to state and local governments, for whom fines and forfeitures

Source: Opinion analysis: Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states – SCOTUSblog

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