Text, Tradition, and Today: John Stinneford’s Originalist Reading of the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause Challenges the Carcereal StateMay 28, 2020
Ongoing criminal justice reform efforts at the national and state level might take stock of the scholarship on the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause by the Center’s Resident Scholar and Professor John Stinneford (University of Florida Levin College of Law). Back in fall 2015, Professor Stinneford joined the Georgetown Center for the Constitution as a Visiting Scholar where he researched and wrote The Original Meaning of ‘Cruel’ later published in the Georgetown Law Journal in 2017 (Vol. 105). Serving as a Non-Resident Scholar of the Center, Stinneford’s influential scholarship on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has reached the Supreme Court and is frequently cited by judges.