No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder
, no ex post facto laws, and the like.
The gentle force of attainder
or confiscation or death which, as you are aware, these new Sophists and educators who are the public, apply when their words are powerless.
The Bill of Rights states: "No ex post facto law or bill of attainder
shall be enacted.
The Chinese company argues Trump's executive order violates the "Bill of Attainder
, Due Process and Vesting" clauses of the US Constitution.
Constitution prohibits Congress from passing any "bill of attainder
"--a law punishing a person or group without a trial.
Glen Nager, Huawei's lead counsel for the case, said Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA violates the Bill of Attainder
, Due Process, and Vesting Clauses of the United States Constitution.
Huawei's case against the US was filed in a US District Court in Plano, Texas, challenging what it called an "unconstitutional" 2019 defence bill that prevents government agencies from buying its equipment, services, or working with third parties that are Huawei customers.The firm has argued that the US bill violates a bill of attainder
clause by "singling out Huawei for punishment".
'In the history of law, guilt by association has long been discredited as a method for criminalizing people through bills of attainder
, congressional witch hunts and trial by publicity, instead of approaching first the courts of law with evidence to prove the personal criminal responsibility of everyone accused,' he added.