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Can Disney claim Florida has passed and is pursuing Bills of Attainder?

The State of Florida seems to be in a protracted battle with Disney. The state has legislated in the direction of Disney, and continues to do so (
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What is a bill of attainder? [duplicate]

The U.S. constitution proscribes ex post facto laws and bills of attainder. What are bills of attainder? Are they the same as what is referred to by what Wikipedia has to say on attainder?
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Why doesn't the U.S. sanctions against individuals violate the bill of attainder law?

Recently the United States has been applying sanctions against individuals, such as Vladimir Putin's adult daughters. This isn't a new thing by any stretch, but I wondered recently why this isn't ...
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How can section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the US constitution be enforced?

This arises out of Can state lawmakers who participated in the Capitol riot be removed through the 14th Amendment? The 14th Amendment, section 3, says: No person shall be a Senator or Representative ...
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Can Congress declare someone guilty of insurrection and bar them from standing for elections, without that being considered a bill of attainder?

A Q&A to a related question on Politics SE quoted the 14th Amendment of the Constitution that: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-...
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