News US & The Americas Law firms Clifford Chance death row appeal flounders By The Lawyer 3 October 2007 10:20 13 December 2015 21:45 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Nazim 4 October 2007 at 09:36 Eigth amendment The eighth amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment”. Two weeks ago a federal judge in Tennessee ruled that lethal injection presented, “a substantial risk of unnecessary pain” and could “result in a terrifying, excruciating death”. No Eighth amendment for the Guantanamo bay victims and the innocent civilians – men, women and children of Iraq. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.