It is with inexpressible astonishment that I bear them attainted
of pessimism, as if the teaching of a man whose ideal was simple goodness must mean the prevalence of evil.
No person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court." And clause 3, of the same section -- "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
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
If, he said, there are sacred treasures in the city, he will confiscate and spend them; and in so far as the fortunes of attainted
persons may suffice, he will be able to diminish the taxes which he would otherwise have to impose upon the people.
In her engagement with historical models, Clifford evidently found especially resonant the example of one of her ancestors, Henry de Clifford (1454-1523), the so-called "Shepherd Lord," who was denied his title and estates for twenty-four years because his father was attainted
of high treason by Act of Parliament.
The plot was uncovered, Norfolk was executed, and Westmoreland was exiled, his estates attainted
. After the attaindre of her husband's estates, Joanna was supported by a government pension (Sharpe 1840).
In the third dissent, Justice Jackson reminded the Court that "if any fundamental assumption underlies our system, it is that guilt is personal and not inheritable." (15) Article III of the Constitution, he said, specifically forbade punishment because of treasonable acts by parents or ancestors: "no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted
." And yet here was an attempt by the government "to make an otherwise innocent act a crime merely because this prisoner is the son of parents as to whom he had no choice, and belongs to a race from which there is no way to resign." (16) He warned of the dangers when the Court lends its endorsement to military orders:
Rather, Orr is concerned with explicating the reasoning, sources and argumentation behind the theory of treason at Charles's trial, and with outlining the progressive re-conceptualizations of treason between early 1641 (when Charles's unpopular servant, Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, was first impeached and then attainted
), and the trial of his royal master some eight years later.
McCormack and Kim Walker point out in their introduction to Edgeworth's novel, Grace's name strongly associates her with Irishness to the initiated reader: "She is one of an attainted
family, celebrated in the folk tradition of a displaced and depressed nobility.
At the same time, King and prelates were engaging in a good deal of acting: the Cardinal of York, who had been attainted
the previous year--and who would indeed be dead by Christmas--was speaking 'fair' to the people to try to persuade them that he spoke true, while the King himself, as so often in Hall, was keeping his own counsel and 'dissembled the matter to see what he [i.e.
you have discovered a point worthy the consideration; for heereby not onely the English subject findeth no indifference in deciding of his cause, bee it never so iust; but the Queene, as well in all pleas of the crowne, as also in inquiries for escheates, lands attainted
, wardshipps, concealments, and all such like, is abused and exceedingly damaged.
* Those who had been attainted
or convicted of treason, felony or other infamous offence unless pardoned or having completed their sentence.