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The Supreme Court ruled _____ was unconstitutional. A.that every death penalty law B.that the death penalty for certain crimes C.that capital punishment D.that even the death penalty fairly applied

Cynthia Baker

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Jeffrey Rodriguez on February 3, 2019

The correct answer is B. the death penalty for certain crimes. This decision on the death penalty can be a contribution to the 8th amendment of the Constitution of the united states. This amendment protects American citizens from "cruel and unusual punishment." In this scenario, giving someone the death penalty for non-violent crime or one that is relatively small in stature, would be considered as "cruel" as the punishment does not fit the crime.

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