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Ex Post Facto Definition

(Lat. after the act). An estate granted may be made good or avoided by matter ex post facto, when an election is given to the party to accept or not to accept. 1 Coke, 146.

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(Lat. after the act). An estate granted may be made good or avoided by matter ex post facto, when an election is given to the party to accept or not to accept. 1 Coke, 146.

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According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled EX POST FACTOIn the federalist #84 alexander hamilton argued that “the creation of crimes after the commission of the fact, or, in other, the subjecting of men to punishment for things which, when they were done, were breaches of no law” has been “in all ages” one of “the favorite and most
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Meaning of Ex Post Facto

In plain or simple terms, Ex Post Facto means: After the fact, ordinarily used in reference to constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws. For example, a person cannot be punished for conduct committed before a criminal law was enacted.

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  • Article Name: Ex Post Facto
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  • Description: Ex Post Facto Definition (Lat. after the act). An estate granted may be made good or avoided by matter ex post facto, when [...]

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