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  •  the British were infamous for the (14+ / 0-)

    abuse of writs of attainder, they used them like blanket permissions to toss your house, your property and your person, seize your stuff, and toss you in jail without trial, indefinitely. Sound familiar?
     Yeah! Now, A bill of attainder is prohibited by Article I, Section 9, Clause 3 of the Constitution because it deprives the person or persons singled out for punishment of the safeguards of a trial by jury. The Fourth Amendment to the Bill of rights was put in place largely as a protection from this sort of abuse. So that Americans would never suffer these violations. Pfffffffft.

    Happy 4th of July~

    I shave my legs with Occam's razor~

    by triv33 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:09:33 AM PDT

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