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Ex post facto laws are laws that act retrospectively. The law changes the legal consequence of an action that was committed before the enactment of the law. For example, an action that was not criminal in 1990 may be regarded as a crime if new legislation is passed to ban the action.

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Q: What kind of power is pass ex post facto laws?
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Which level of government has the power to pass ex post facto laws?

Assuming this is about the united states, to pass an ex post facto law is no kind of power, it is prohibited by the constitution.

One of Congress's implied powers is the power to pass ex post facto laws. True False?


What are two laws congress is forbidden to pass?

ex post facto laws and Bills of Attainder

Can Congress pass ex post facto laws?

No. Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 of the Constitution prohibits Congress from passing ex post facto laws.

Pass ex post facto laws?

Prohibited by Article 1 Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution

Congress may not pass what law or laws that make an act a crime after the act has been committed?

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What is it called if Congress tries to pass a law making it illegal to have done something that was legal when you did it?

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What powers pass ex post facto laws?

The U.S. Constitution prohibits both the federal and state governments from passing ex post facto laws. This means that laws cannot be applied retroactively to criminalize an action that was legal when it was committed. Such laws are considered unfair and a violation of due process.

Under which of these legal documents may Congress not pass laws that deny a person the right to a trial?

Bills of Attainder

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Which two kinds of laws is Congress forbidden to pass?

Congress can't pass ex post facto laws, which prohibit something retroactively, meaning something that has already happened. Bills of attainder, which declare people guilty without a trial, are also forbidden.