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These are commentaries on the Bill of Attainder Clauses in Article I, sections 9 and 10. Each is 2000 words long. They are forthcoming in the 3d edition of Heritage Guide to the Constitution. Topics covered include the history of English bills of attainder, the meaning of "bill," "notorious," "attainder," and other key terms, bills of attainder passed against loyalists during the American revolution, the Josiah Philips case, the legislative history of the clauses in the Philadelphia Convention, early Supreme Court decisions involving bills of attainder, and the modern doctrine. Inline citations and a short bibliography are included. The author has written several earlier studies of English and American bills of attainder.
bills of attainder, Bill of Attainder Clause, attainder, attainted, notorious, anti-loyalist, anti-communist
Constitutional Law | Criminal Procedure | Law
Steilen, Matthew J., "Guide to Bill of Attainder Clauses in Article I, sections 9 and 10" (2023). Contributions to Books. 430.