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Eighth Amendment Challenges to the Length of a Criminal Sentence: Following the Supreme Court “From Precedent to Precedent”
Ariz. L. Rev
  • Thomas E. Baker, Florida International University College of Law
  • Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr, University of Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1985
Abstract
Defendant A was convicted twice previously of felonies and sentenced to prison for fraudulent use of a credit card ($80.00) and for passing a forged check ($28.36). Upon his third felony conviction for obtaining money by false pretenses ($120.75), he received a mandatory life sentence under a state recidivist statute.
Citation Information
Thomas E. Baker and Fletcher N. Baldwin. "Eighth Amendment Challenges to the Length of a Criminal Sentence: Following the Supreme Court “From Precedent to Precedent”" Ariz. L. Rev Vol. 27 (1985) p. 25
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas-baker/35/