Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment may refer to:

  • Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the United States Bill of Rights
  • Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which bans termination of pregnancy in the Republic of Ireland
  • Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, which changed Pakistan's government from a parliamentary system to a semi-presidential system
  • Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of South Africa, which allowed members of municipal councils to cross the floor from one political party to another without losing their seats

Famous quotes containing the words eighth and/or amendment:

    If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
    Bible: New Testament, Philippians 3:4-6.

    [Asserting] important First Amendment rights ... why should [executions] be the one area that is conducted behind closed doors?... Why shouldn’t executions be public?
    Phil Donahue (b. 1935)