U.S. Reps Propose Bill of Attainder

John Richardson reports on several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who are proffering what looks to me like a Bill of Attainder, which targets George Zimmerman by name. Granted, this is merely a resolution, rather than a law that enacts punishment, so it could arguably not be considered one as a matter of law. But certainly, condemning someone by name insults the spirit of the constitutional provision prohibiting them.

4 Responses to “U.S. Reps Propose Bill of Attainder”

  1. Garrett Lee says:

    Are you sure you got the right link, there? I didn’t see any mention of a congressional resolution.

  2. Oliver Perry says:

    Right blog, wrong post. Got to John’s blog home page and you’ll see the story.

  3. Sebastian says:

    I fixed it. I had two posts by John open in my tabs and copied the wrong link.

  4. Chris Byrne says:

    Nah, resolutions of censure or praise are fairly common actually. “It is the sense of congress that the acts of terrorist Mohammad Bin Blowincrapup are deplorable and inconsistent with good and nice things in the world” etc… etc…