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
Date Written: October 13, 2010
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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