Zydney Mannheimer, Michael J.
March 2014
Nevada Law Journal;Spring2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p522
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court case Harmelin v. Michigan which deals with the enforcement of life sentence without the possible action of parole for possessing cocaine. Topics discussed include the argument of former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia on the case, the claims of the petitioner on the violation of Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause in the ruling, and the application of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the decision.


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