The Courts have had real problems- Scalia says the 8th Amendment doesn’t apply to torture Leslie Stahl gets him

Amy if this violates somehow I apologize. Scalia on Torture

Scalia was the most entertaining Justice by far. The cases I watched weren’t too interesting, which he mentioned But he’s clearly not a textualist, or really into the Constitution. He’s a Republican lawyer with a lot of power, willing to word salad to push the Party line. George W. Bush had tortured a lot of people after 911. Torture is internationally banned for a reason.

But yes torture is clearly prohibited by the Eighth amendment, as the Founders clearly wished it to be.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.[3]

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