ex post facto


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ex post facto

(eks pōst fak′tō) [L., from (what was) done afterwards]
After the fact; retrospectively.
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The Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from enacting ex post facto laws.
There are three reasons for the prohibition on ex post facto laws.
clearest intratextual echo of the Ex Post Facto Clause, Article I,
this who question: only Congress can violate this Ex Post Facto Clause.
With no case law having addressed this issue, precedent is sufficient only to establish the general categories of ex post facto laws and the historical underpinnings of ex post facto jurisprudence.
5) The United States Constitution contains two Ex Post Facto clauses with the first applying to the federal government and the second applying to the states.
Some of the earliest Supreme Court cases dealt with the Ex Post Facto Clause and explained the importance of the provision.
Breyer clearly explained why the measure should be regarded as an impermissible ex post facto law:
The Ohio and federal constitutions prohibit ex post facto laws.
In its Fall 1996 term, the Supreme Court addressed Leroy Hendricks's claim that his involuntary "civil" commitment under the Kansas SVPA was in reality retroactive punishment, imposed in violation of the Ex Post Facto Clause.
The Court also found there was no violation of the Constitution's ex post facto clause that forbids the enactment of new laws that extend punishment for past crimes.
10) However, the issues raised converge on one central question, which is based on the Constitution's ex post facto prohibition.