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cancellation of civil rights


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If the title should be denied him, there are other men of his family that would pretend title, not only to the honour, but also to lands of great value which fell to the Crown in England and Ireland upon the attainder of his grandfather 'by the policy of Cardinal Wolsey as it [is] set forth and played now upon the stage in London'; alleging that they have an ancient title before the attainder, which would not be convenient for her Majesty to be called in question, the same lands being disposed of [.
A printed publication written during parliament's deliberations on the bill of attainder against Strafford articulated this strategy of finding his character in his carriage:
The Supreme Court found that a statute that in effect discharged three specifically identified individuals from federal employment was a bill of attainder because it imposed punishment on them.
145) Attainder had three principal incidents: forfeiture (the offender lost his property), "corruption of blood" (which meant among other things that the offender could not give or receive inheritance), and the extinction of most or all of the offender's civil rights (including rights incident to having a legally recognized identity, like the right to sue or serve as a witness).
Even laws that impose a duty or liability upon a single individual or firm are not on that account invalid--or else we would not have the extensive jurisprudence that we do concerning the Bill of Attainder Clause, including cases which say that [the Clause] requires not merely 'singling out' but also punishment, see, e.
It is already the case that the system of European Arrest Warrants, equivalent to the lettres de cachet of ancien regime Europe, can allow governments to collude in a give-and-take to procure the arrest and detention of anyone they do not like--thus introducing attainder, in effect, and arbitrary arrest.
Bills of attainder are unconstitutional laws that single out persons for punishment, (9) and historically the only laws struck down as bills of attainder have been those punishing confederate supporters after the Civil War and communists during the height of the Cold War.
277, 320 (1866) (holding that Bill of Attainder Clause applies only to criminal punishment); Calder v.
Excessive fines, cruel and unusual punishment, attainder, forfeiture of estate, indefinite imprisonment, and unreasonable detention of witnesses are forbidden.
constitutionally fatal--bill of attainder claims (181)--federal
Carried out in the first year of Queen Mary's reign, it followed on from the attainder (forfeiture of land because of treason) of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, who had come to be the lord of Birmingham.
To the Framers, enshrining prohibitions against bills of attainder in the Constitution (1) was essential to prevent tyranny.
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Ryder continued to explain that "If by the Scots law an estate tail with irritant and resolutive clauses is not forfeited with respect to the issue in tail, there may be a descent to [Lord MacLeod] notwithstanding his father's attainder which cannot be prevented but by his own.