Ex Post Facto


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Ex Post Facto

Describing anything, especially a law, that is applied retroactively. For example, a law criminalizing a certain action, which was passed on November 20, 2010, but gives the state the power to prosecute offenders retroactively to January 1, 2010, is an ex post facto law. Many jurisdictions do not permit their governments to enact ex post facto laws, at least in criminal cases.
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It does so by focusing on four procedural rights--the right to a jury, the right to have sentencing facts proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the due process right to notice, and the applicability of the Ex Post Facto Clause--that have been treated differently in mandatory and discretionary systems.
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An ex post facto law is one that applies retroactively.
What are we to make of that assertion, which seems so self-serving and such an ex post facto thing to get on the record?
California, (1) the United States Supreme Court held that California Penal Code section 803(g), (2) which extended the statute of limitations for prosecuting child sex abuse crimes in California, violated the Ex Post Facto Clause (3) of the Constitution where the original statute of limitations had tolled before the drafting and implementation of 803(g).
The Court, in a 5-4 decision, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing for the majority, held that the legislation was an impermissible ex post facto law.
Paul Kellogg argued that making him submit a sample--he did so under protest just after being paroled--violated his ex post facto protections under the U.
I quote from Sir Ivor Jennings' The Law and the Constitution (fifth edition): 'Thus Parliament may remodel the British Constitution, prolong its own life, legislate ex post facto, legalise illegalities, provide for individual cases, interfere with contracts and authorise the seizure of property, give dictatorial powers to the Government, dissolve the United Kingdom or the British Commonwealth, introduce communism or socialism or individualism or fascism, entirely without legal restriction.
The third case concerns the doctrine prohibiting ex post facto criminal laws.
Ex post facto designations are not effective for either delayed or nondelayed elections.
Was this an unconstitutional ex post facto law since the imprisoned offender was to be confined based on a statute passed after he had committed his offenses?
Florida Institutional Legal Services for its successful effort to ensure the due process rights of prisoners against ex post facto laws depriving them of earned release times.