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  •  thats what Attainder means (1+ / 0-)
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    For one thing, laws may not be drawn to target or punish specific individuals
    You are 100% right.  Laws that do that are illegal.  They are called "Bills of Attainder".

    The SCTOUS test for attainder is:

    1) Specifically identify people or groups to be punished
    2) Impose Punishment
    3) Punish completely by statute without any trial or judcial review

    This bill appears to meet all of these.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 07:25:18 AM PDT

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