Falling from the Legislative Grace: The ACORN Defunding and the Proposed Restraint of Congress' Appropriations Power Through the Bill of Attainder Clause
American University - Washington College of Law
October 13, 2010
American University Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2011
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
Date posted: December 13, 2012