If someone offered you $100K could you tell them what the 8th Amendment covers?

bill-of-rights-image Everyone pretty much knows the 1st amendment covers freedom of speech and the 2nd amendment has to do with the right to bear arms, but how many people could describe what the 8th amendment protects? If you or a loved one are ever arrested, you’ll definitely want to know.

The 8th amendment, included in the Bill of Rights and ratified in 1791, is just as important as the 1st and 2nd, as it states:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

One thing to keep in mind is that what is deemed “excessive” can vary greatly. In some cases $50,000 can be determined to be excessive, as was the case in Stack v. Boyle. In this famous 8th amendment case each of the defendants were given a $50K bail but it was later overtur...

California Proposition 64 Seeks to Legalize the use of Marijuana

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One of the most discussed propositions on the ballot this year in California is Prop 64. Also known as the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Prop 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Smoking would be permitted in a private home or at a business licensed for on-site marijuana consumption. However, smoking would still remain illegal while:

-Driving a vehicle

-Smoking anywhere smoking tobacco is allowed

-In all public places

Individuals would be legally allowed to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. However, possession on the grounds of a school or daycare center while children are present would remain illegal.

In regards to growing, an individual would be permitted to grow up to 6 plants at the...