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Falling from the Legislative Grace: The ACORN Defunding and the Proposed Restraint of Congress' Appropriations Power Through the Bill of Attainder Clause


Andrew Kim


American University - Washington College of Law

October 13, 2010

American University Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2011

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This Comment discusses the interplay between the Bill of Attainder Clause and the Appropriations Clause. It uses the ACORN case to highlight the issues that result from applying the prohibition against attainder to non-traditional "punishment," e.g., an appropriations ban.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: Bill of Attainder Clause, attainder, appropriations, ACORN, congressional spending

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Date posted: December 13, 2012  

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Kim, Andrew, Falling from the Legislative Grace: The ACORN Defunding and the Proposed Restraint of Congress' Appropriations Power Through the Bill of Attainder Clause (October 13, 2010). American University Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2188218

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