Virginia Declaration of Rights

Andrew Trees

Professor Andrew Trees, Roosevelt University

Virginia Declaration of Rights

1776

 

Section 9. That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed; nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Section 9 is a precursor for the Eighth Amendment (“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”). For a fuller discussion of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, see the introductory material.

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