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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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A person condemned to death or outlawry for treason or felony forfeited both his real and personal estate and, by

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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A person condemned to death or outlawry for treason or felony forfeited both his real and personal estate and, by ‘corruption of blood’, his right to inherit or transmit property. ... More
Attainder, Bills Of

Attainder, Bills Of   Reference library

Edgar Bodenheimer

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the British Parliament often employed enactments called bills of attainder to inflict the death

attainder, bill of

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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2002
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A bill of attainder is a law that punishes a person without permitting him a trial or fair hearing in

autrefois

autrefois  

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Law French, literally ‘on another time or occasion’. A previous acquittal, attainder, or conviction operates as a plea in bar of a repetition of the same legal process. See double jeopardy. See also ...
contracts Clause

contracts Clause  

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The Contracts Clause is an important part of the history of property rights in America. Under the Articles of Confederation (1781–1789), the newly independent states responded to the economic ...
crown estates

crown estates  

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Administratively, the crown estate fell into distinct parts. The first were those rents collected by sheriffs. The main estates were, for much of Henry VII's and Henry VIII's reigns, in ...
Cummings v. Missouri

Cummings v. Missouri  

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71 U.S. 277 (1867), argued 15, 16, 19, and 20 Mar. 1866, decided 14 Jan. 1867 by vote of 5 to 4; Field for the Court, Miller in dissent. Ex parte Garland, 71 U.S. 333, argued 13–15 Mar. 1866, decided ...
Indian Bill of Rights

Indian Bill of Rights  

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The Indian Civil Rights Act, popularly known as the “Indian Bill of Rights,” was adopted as Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The most important provisions limit ...
John Pym

John Pym  

(1584–1643)English politician. He entered Parliament in 1614, and by the 1620s was making his mark, especially as a manager of the impeachment of Buckingham (1626), and as a supporter of the Petition ...
Lord Strafford Thomas Wentworth

Lord Strafford Thomas Wentworth  

(1593–1641)English statesman. A Member of Parliament from 1614, he entered the service of Charles I in 1628. Although he had previously opposed royal policies, he was a believer in firm government ...
Lovett, United States v.

Lovett, United States v.  

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328 U.S. 303 (1946), argued 3 and 6 May 1946, decided 3 June 1946 by vote of 8 to 0; Black for the Court, Frankfurter, joined by Reed, concurring, Jackson not participating. The Bill of Attainder ...
Minor v. Happersett

Minor v. Happersett  

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21 Wall. (88 U.S.) 162 (1875), argued 9 Feb. 1875, decided 9 Mar. 1875 by vote of 9 to 0; Waite for the Court. The Supreme Court held that a state could constitutionally forbid a woman citizen to ...
Nixon v. Administrator of General Services

Nixon v. Administrator of General Services  

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433 U.S. 425 (1977), argued 20 Apr. 1977, decided 28 June 1977, by vote of 7 to 2; Brennan for the Court, White, Stevens, Blackmun, and Powell concurring, Rehnquist and Burger in dissent. Subsequent ...
property

property  

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N.Anything that can be owned. A distinction is made between real property (land and incorporeal hereditaments) and personal property (all other kinds of property) and between tangible property (that ...
retrospectivity

retrospectivity  

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The characteristic, of a law, of being made after the fact (ex post facto), so that it applies to events in the past. A law made retrospectively is generally objectionable. ...
statutory illegality defences

statutory illegality defences  

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In torts, legislation allowing defences of illegality as a means of limiting awards of damages for personal injury and death that occurred in the course of criminal conduct. Recommendations made ...
Test Oaths

Test Oaths  

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Coercive and exclusionary test oaths commonly require foreswearing past associates, conduct, or beliefs, but mandatory commitments about future behavior, such as the Mayflower Compact and the ...
treason

treason  

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N.Conduct comprising a breach of allegiance owed to the sovereign or the state. Under the Treason Act 1351, high treason included violating the king's wife, eldest unmarried daughter, or wife of the ...

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