bill of attainder

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a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial

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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.
14) Because the BOCs would have been able to enter long-distance markets without satisfying the requirements of Section 271 if their bill of attainder argument had somehow prevailed, they had less motivation to attempt to do so until the argument was finally rejected by the courts.
Comment, The Supreme Court's Bill of Attainder Doctrine: A Need for Clarification, 54 Calif.
While recent scholarship has examined the Bill of Attainder Clause in the modern context, (8) the issue of its direct application to administrative or executive agencies has been largely undeveloped.
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For most of the twentieth century, the Supreme Court defined an Article I bill of attainder as a law that (1) imposes punishment (2) on specific individuals (3) without a judicial trial.
A bill of attainder is a declaration of the legislature that finds an individual or group guilty of a crime and punishes them without a trial.
Communist in union offices was an unconstitutional bill of attainder,
128) Hayne J's insistence on 'an offence against legal rules' is similar to Frankfurter J's insistence on a declaration of guilt for a law to constitute a bill of attainder in United States v Lovett, 328 US 303, 318,323 (1940) (see United States Constitution art I [section] 9).
A bill of attainder is a legislative act taking the property or liberty of a person or group without compensation and without a trial.
He objected that singling out one organization rather than broadly ending federal subsidies to broadcasters might be an unconstitutional bill of attainder.
voice: "The legislature shall pass no bill of attainder, nor any ex
As the impeachment proceedings appeared about to collapse, Commons changed tactics and on April 21 passed a bill of attainder, 204 to 59, declaring Strafford's actions treason and condemning him to death.