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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

45 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012  

Andrew Kim

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: October 13, 2010

Abstract

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.

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

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188218

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