... the Constitution would be destroyed!
Even worse are the clever schemes being cooked up in Congress to retrieve the money by means of some retroactive confiscatory tax. The common law is pretty clear about the impermissibility of ex post facto legislation and bills of attainder. They also happen to be specifically prohibited by the Constitution. We're going to overturn that for $165 million? -Charles Krauthammer - Bonfire of the Trivialities - washingtonpost.comPosted by Vanderleun at March 20, 2009 11:31 AM