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" Every law that makes an action done before the passing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal, and punishes such action. 2d. Every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it was when committed. "
A Law Dictionary: Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of ... - Page 453
by Henry Campbell Black - 1910 - 1314 pages
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Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Several Courts of the ..., Volume 3

Alexander James Dallas - Law reports, digests, etc - 1799
...the paffing of the law, and which was ir.nsttnt when dor.c, criminal; and puniihes fuch action, га. Every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it war-, when committed, jd. Every law that changes tlti punißiiteut, and inflicts a greater pvnljhment,...
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The Rights of an American Citizen: With a Commentary on State Rights, and on ...

Benjamin Lynde Oliver - Citizenship - 1832 - 411 pages
...statutes only. See 3 Dal. 386. And therefore every law which makes an action done before the framing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal, and punishes such action, is an expost facto law, and consequently unconstitutional. So, if it aggravates a crime, or makes it...
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Commentaries on American law, Volume 1

James Kent - Law - 1832
...that the words ex post facto laws were technical expressions, and meant every law that made an act done before the passing of the law, and which was innocent when n Billis ndt. the State, 2 M-Cord's Rep. 12. 6 4 Peten' US Rep. 410. c 3 Dalltu, 386. done, criminal...
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A Digest of the Statutes Laws of Kentucky: Of a Public and ..., Volume 1

Kentucky - Session laws - 1834 - 1648 pages
...Doll. 386. 2. The prohibition embraces, 1st. Every law that makes an action, done before the framing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal, and punishes such action. 2d. Every law that aggravates a crime, or that makes il greater than when committed. 3d. Every law...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 4

James Madison - Constitutional history - 1836
...the framing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal, and punishes such action ; 2d, every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it was when committed ; 3d, every law that changes the punishment, and inflicts a greater punishment than the law annexed...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 3

Indiana. Supreme Court, Isaac Newton Blackford - Law reports, digests, etc - 1836
...however, held that the words ex post facto were technical expressions, and meant laws that made an act done before the passing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal; or which aggravated a crime, and made it greater than it was when committed; or which changed the punishment,...
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The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...state what laws I consider ex post facto laws, within the words and the intent of the prohibition. 1st. Every law that makes an action done before the passing...innocent when done, criminal ; and punishes such action. 2d. Every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it was when committed. 3d. Every law...
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A New Abridgment of the Law with Large Additions and Corrections, Volume 9

Matthew Bacon, Sir Henry Gwilliam, Charles Edward Dodd, John Bouvier - Law - 1846
...relates only to criminal, and not to civil cases. Those laws only are ex post facto which either, 1, make an action done before the passing of the law, and...innocent when done, criminal, and punishes such action; or, 2, aggravate a crime, or make it greater than it was when committed; or, 3, change the punishment,...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 16

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1855
...Constitution, extends to criminal and not to civil cases. And under this head, is included — 1st. Every law that makes an action, done before the passing...innocent, when done, criminal, and punishes such action. 2d. Every law that aggravates a crime or makes it greater than it was, when committed. 3d. Every law...
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Commentaries on statute and constitutional law and statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...Colder v. Bull,(b} Chase, Justice, in delivering the opinion, defines ex post facto laws to be, 1st, Every law that makes an action done before the passing...which was innocent when done, criminal, and punishes the action. 2. Every law that aggravates a crime, or makes it greater than it was when committed. 3....
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