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Austin v. US 8th Amendment Case re Excessive Fees

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/92-6073.ZS.html


You can read this interesting Supreme Court case here from 1993. It relates directly to the attempt by Florida to use such fees to limit voters' rights.


The current case, Timbs v. Indiana can be read here.


https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1091_5536.pdf


The NY Times article explaining the controversy over fines can be read here.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/us/politics/civil-asset-forfeiture-supreme-court.html?module=inline


The Times Editorial related to the voting issue can be read here.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/florida-vote.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage



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