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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Although the Supreme Court of Missouri recognized the difference between ex post facto laws and retrospectively operative laws long ago, the advent of sex offender statutes and their unique pseudo-criminal characteristics have challenged the court to delineate and apply criteria for deciding whether a particular provision is civil and, therefore, subject to the prohibition of retrospective laws.
28) The court then reviewed the punitive nature of the supervised release statute and its constitutional effects with respect to the Ex Post Facto Clause.
The district court concurred with Lewis's argument regarding an ex post facto application of the 2008 Guidelines.
Thirdly, concerning ex post facto regular audit, qualifications for financial institution over-owning shares in other firms are examined every two years by the governor of FSS and then the results are reported to FSC.
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.
Supreme Court held that the state's extension of the statute of limitations was an ex post facto law prohibited by Article I, [subsection] 9 and 10, of the Constitution.
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.
It says the Italian law violates EU general and financial Directives and alters ex post facto interest rates that were freely agreed to.
Ex post facto legislation significantly altering the tax treatment of completed transactions will only spawn public cynicism about the Canadian tax system.
in the resolution of a conflict) from those in which it was merely imposed ex post facto by believers as an explanation for fortuitous deliverance.
The Court concluded that the Kansas act did not violate the double jeopardy, ex post facto, or the due process clauses of the Constitution.