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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(29) See Adler, supra note 17, at 1197 (explaining that the ban on ex post facto laws "prevents arbitrary or vindictive acts on the part of the legislature"); Matteo, supra note 25, at 595.
" An ex post facto lawis that would penalize a crime that was committed when the act was not deemed illegal yet.
Simply stated, an ex post facto law punishes an act done on an earlier date when it was not punishable.
Campbell contended that applying the revised sentencing statute to his case in effect increased the penalty for a crime beyond what the law provided when he acted, which under Missouri's ex post facto law is unconstitutional.
The Finance Division sought ex post facto approval for equity injection by the PDF and repayment of the loan.
(7) This is not unique to Louisiana; throughout many jurisdictions, sex offender statutes are consistently found constitutional when challenged pursuant to the Ex Post Facto Clause.
Criminal Law--Fourth Circuit Holds Retroactive Application of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Amendments Violates Ex Post Facto Clause--United States v.
Laws that have a retroactive application are called ex post facto laws.
Constitution states flatly, "No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed." A bill of attainder is one that punishes a person or particular group of people without trial.
Please notice that "complied" is past tense, thus such legislation is unconstitutional because it is an "ex post facto law"--it is a law having retroactive effect.
The purpose of this ex post facto investigation was to determine the characteristics of and need for developmental education in the college applicant pool in 2006.
Accordingly, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) amended supervisory regulations to clarify the provisions that were previously mandated to Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), such as the requirements of ex post facto approval for over-ownership of shares.