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Bill of attainder dept.

White Collar Crime Prof Blog: "In a criminal case, one would certainly expect that the rules cannot be changed after the fact. In the wake of the death of Ken Lay, however, the government has asked U.S. District Judge Sim Lake to hold off on deciding the motion of Lay's estate to abate his conviction and indictment while it seeks to have Congress adopt legislation to overturn the abatement doctrine that controls the case." The legislation would be retroactive, so that the change would take effect as of July 1, before Lay's death. Tom Kirkendall has more (via Cernovich).



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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