ex post facto


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  • adj

Synonyms for ex post facto

affecting things past

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For example, the Supreme Court has treated the now-advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines system as discretionary in deciding whether to enforce the jury trial right, the proof beyond a reasonable doubt requirement, and the due process right to notice; but it treated the same system as mandatory in determining whether to apply the Ex Post Facto Clause.
active-voice Ex Post Facto Clause with the passive-voice Ex Post Facto
Laws that have a retroactive application are called ex post facto laws.
It is infused with norms, from its assertion that liberty is a "blessing" to its prohibition on ex post facto laws, and it places severe restrictions on the goals that may be pursued and how they may be pursued.
20, 2006, is an ex post facto law because the "substantial burden on liberty" that it imposes on sex offenders who must wear the GPS devices renders the statute "punitive in effect.
Constitution states flatly, "No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
The Finance Ministry, which previously had employed the so-called convoy system to prevent banks from going under through prior administrative regulations and guidance, shifted its stance to one of carrying out ex post facto investigations of irregularities.
Constitution, "No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed"--Marbury v.
The bill does not extend a provision allowing ex post facto Diet approval of clearly defined MSDF missions.
But when all of the reasons for invasion proved fallacious, White House rhetoric veered onto the ex post facto yet primrose path of freedom and democracy.
In doing so, he seeks to explode a number of myths about it, including a number of ex post facto strategic rationales for the expedition.
Too bad, at a time when disclosure and transparency are of utmost concern, it chooses to slam the doors shut, to deny all but the few in the room the benefit of debate, and to issue sanitized ex post facto reports to the world outside its doors.
The court found that failing to consider the prisoner for the program was a violation of the ex post facto clause because the prisoner had requested consideration before termination was announced.
A causal-comparative ex post facto research design was used.