The Supreme Court held that the portion of a federal statute prohibiting three named federal employees from receiving governmental compensation was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.
During the early period of the Cold War, a rider to an appropriations statute denied compensation for three persons branded as “subversives” by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Speaking for an 8-0 majority, Justice Hugo L. Black
Expanding on the Lovett decision, the Supreme Court in United States v. Brown
Bill of attainder
Cummings v. Missouri
Nixon v. Administrator of General Services