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Define ex post facto law?

Ex post facto is a Latin term meaning "after the fact." Ex-Post Facto Law is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of acts committed, or the legal status of (MORE)

An example of ex post facto law?

An example would be if a woman was driving in Illinois and the  speed limit was 50mph. So she drove exactly 50mph. The passing  police officer checked her speed and insured (MORE)

Why is an ex post facto law unfair?

Because the founders recognized the natural right to weigh the  consequences of individual action beforehand. Ex post facto laws,  remove that right from the individual, as (MORE)

What is an ex post facto law?

An ex post facto law is one that is made retroactive to punish anact that wasn't illegal at the time it was committed. For example,if I didn't wear my seatbelt and wearing one (MORE)
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What exactly is an ex post facto law?

An ex post facto law is a law that retrospectively changes the legal consequences of actions that were committed. An ex post facto law is one that is made retroactive to punis (MORE)