CJUS 400 Discussion 1

Topic: Constitutional Limitations

As noted in the textbook readings for this module/week, there are many Constitutional limitations on criminal law. One such limitation is the prohibition of ex post facto laws. Please discuss the following:

What is the ex post facto clause and how does it limit criminal law?

What is the public policy reason for limiting ex post facto laws?

List pros and cons of prohibiting enforcement of ex post facto laws?


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