richard lyle austin v. united states
Updated: 4/30/2020
richard lyle austin v. united states

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  • Richard Lyle Austin
  • WHAT!
  • united states filed a forfeiture
  • in jail for possession cocaine
  • Forfeiture of property: giving up something for a criminal charge
  • United states
  • United states filing a forfeiture
  • United states
  • we just want to know there isn't any other substances
  • we reject your argument
  • District Court
  • this is a violation of the 8th amendment
  • Richard Lyle Austin
  • the forfeiture are not fines. it is not a punishment or a offense
  • United states
  • Blackmun spoke for the five members of the court and ruled in favor of Austin
  • 8th amendmentDecember 15, 1791,"excessive fines imposed"
  • Austin v. UnitedAPRIL 20, 1993
  • Supreme Court
  • the forfeiture was a bit excessive 
  • Blackmun
  • the forfeiture should be analysed under a series of factors 
  • Richard Lyle Austin