Prohibited Government Acts


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Series Foreword by Jack Stark Foreword by Tom Barrett Introduction A History of Prohibited Government Acts English Common Law The Constitutional Convention The Ratification Debate Before the Civil War Between the Civil War and 1950 The Current Era Prohibited Government Acts and Commentary Clause 2: Suspending the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus Clause 3: Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto Laws Clause 5: Taxes on Exports Clause 6: Preferences to Ports Clause 7: No Money to Be Drawn from the Treasury But by Appropriation Clause 8: Titles and Gifts Prohibited Conclusion Bibliographical Essay Index

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Tracks the history of, and analyzes the current status of the law on a number of prohibited federal acts as prescribed in Article I, Section 9, of the United States Constitution.

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Jack Stark is a legislative attorney. He is the editor of this series, Reference Guides to the United States Constitution. He is the author of The Wisconsin State Consitution (Greenwood, 1997) and The Iowa State Constitution (Greenwood, 1998).

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