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The 8th Amendment states that \u201CExcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.\u201D Which of the following common law principles does this amendment to the U.S. Constitution uphold?

A All convicted criminals have the right to be treated justly.

The 8th Amendment not only provides citizens with the right to a quick and fair trial, but it also provides a safety net for convicted criminals to be treated justly while being imprisoned. You may have thought that the correct answer was: All citizens are innocent until proven guilty, but this common law is covered under your rights to remain silent and your rights to a jury.

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