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.
Ironically Wentworth, who made those comments, went the way of the very Buckingham he disdained, and as Earl of Strafford was impeached and condemned by Bill of Attainder
"It has lain concealed, under water." Strafford's other figure of speech was one of smoke: "Where has this fire been so long buried, during so many centuries, that no smoke should appear, till it burst out at once, to consume me and my children?" Better, he said, to "live under no law at all," and "conform ourselves the best we can, to the arbitrary will of a master, than fancy we have a law on which we can rely, and find at last, that this law shall inflict a punishment precedent to the promulgation, and try us by maxims unheard of till the very moment of the prosecution." Strafford's eloquence did him no good: Subjected to a bill of attainder
by the vengeful Parliament, his head fell to the executioner's axe on May 12, 1641.
In his view, Bill S-11 was akin to a "bill of attainder
" or a "bill of pains and penalties" neither of which are recognized in Canada's parliamentary procedures or practices.
The Court declared unconstitutional, as a bill of attainder
, an act of Congress that required lawyers practicing in federal courts to take an oath that they had never voluntarily borne arms against the United States or given aid to its enemies.
For any State to make sex a qualification, which must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder
, an ex post facto law, and is therefore a violation of the supreme law of the land.
Our suit challenged the legality of the closing and the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act, on which the government's action was based, as a violation of separation of powers and First Amendment guarantees of free exchange of ideas, and as a bill of attainder
. Federal District Court Judge Edmund Palmieri ruled that the government could not close the mission but refused to find the statute unconstitutional.
Puno who would later preside over the highest tribunal of the land as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wrote an essay, "The Anti-Subversion Law a Bill of Attainder
," which was published in that year's July-August issue of the journal Progressive Review.
At the same time, Huawei argues Trump's executive order violates the "Bill of Attainder
, Due Process and Vesting" clauses of the US Constitution.
Lawmakers last summer enacted a bill of attainder
targeting Huawei, a successful, privately owned and operated Chinese technology company.
THE TWO POLES OF PUNISHMENT UNDER THE BILL OF ATTAINDER