The Alpha Fraternity president, who is also former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Corporation LPRC, noted that article 21 (d) (ii) of the Liberian constitution excessive bail
not be require, nor excessive fines impose, nor excessive punishment be inflicted.
disproportionately harms people from low-income communities and communities of colour.
Amendment prohibition on excessive bail
, (143) due process, (144) and
In particular, community bail funds undermine the bedrock assumptions of a constitutional jurisprudence that has traditionally held that money bail systems do not violate the Excessive Bail
(27) or the Due Process Clauses, (28) and has only just begun to consider the ramifications of modern money bail for Equal Protection.
bounds of the Excessive Bail
Clause, has failed to clarify how close the
In the beginning: the prohibition against excessive bail
and concerns about risk of flight 2.
shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
innocence and the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on excessive bail
First, the AWA Amendments must be repealed or revised because they are unconstitutional on their face as a violation of the Excessive Bail
and Due Process Clauses.
Boyle, (25) the Supreme Court defined excessive bail
as an amount that is above and beyond what is "reasonably calculated" to ensure the presence of the accused at pretrial court hearings.
A Brief History of the Excessive Bail
Clause of the
2) Those states had, in the wake of independence, created bills of rights that recited the historic prohibition of excessive bail
, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishments.