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Bill of Attainder Clause

Definition

The portion of § 9, Article I of the United States Constitution that prohibits Congress from passing any law purporting to divest an individual of property rights upon conviction for treason or a felony crime and prohibits the passage of any law having retroactive effect, or the portion of § 10, Article I that imposes the same prohibition upon the states.

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Nixon v. Administrator of General Services


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South Carolina v. Katzenbach


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United States v. Lovett