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On July 15, 2020

Bell Ringer: Selective Incorporation: Supreme Court Decision in Timbs v. Indiana

Selective Incorporation: Supreme Court Decision in Timbs v. Indiana

A clip from SAM GEDGE ON SUPREME COURT'S TIMBS V. INDIANA DECISION where they discuss Institute for Justice attorney Sam Gedge discussed the Supreme Court’s recent Timbs v. Indiana decision. On February 20, 2019, the Court ruled 9-0 that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines does apply to states and local governments.

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Institute for Justice attorney Sam Gedge discussed the Supreme Court’s recent Timbs v. Indiana decision. On February 20, 2019, the Court ruled 9-0 that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines does apply to states and local governments.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What amendment was the focus of this case?
  • What is the constitutional question of Timbs v. Indiana?
  • How did the Court rule?
  • What is the relationship between the 8th and 14th amendment?
  • What does this mean for a normal everyday American?
  • According to Sam Gedge, what is the reason for civil asset forfeiture?
  • Discussion Question: How do you think this case impacts your community?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 8th Amendment
    • Bill Of Rights
    • Civil Asset Forfeiture
    • Excessive Fines
    • Incorporation
    • Selective Incorporation
    • Timbs V. Indiana

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsCivil Rights & Civil LibertiesJudicial BranchSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High School