Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bill of Attainder Definition & Meaning

Legal Dictionary Definition of Bill of Attainder

A Bill of Attainder is a legislative act that inflicts a punishment or denies a privilege without the benefit of a judicial trial. Bills of Attainder are constitutionally prohibited.

Although a bill of attainder may also be considered an ex post facto law, a distinction arises in that an ex post facto law does not deprive the offender of a judicial trial.

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