Cruel and Unusual ? The Bifurcation of Eighth Amendment Inquiries After

  • Baze v. Rees Mark B. Samburg
  • Published 2009


In Louisville, Kentucky, on May 3, 2008, thoroughbred racing filly Eight Belles sustained compound fractures in both of her front ankles after running a close second behind new Kentucky Derby champion Big Brown.1 In the moments after she fell to the track, the on-site veterinary team euthanized her, recognizing that her injuries were far too severe to… (More)

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