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" An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was 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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Speech of James Madison Porter, of Northampton, in the Convention of ...

James Madison Porter - Charters - 1837 - 59 pages
...those contracts into which the state may enter ? The state legislature can pass no ex post facto law. An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable whim it was committed. Such a law may inflict penalties on the person, or may indict pecuniary penalties...
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The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...those contracts into which the state may enter ? The state legislatures can pass no ex post facto law. An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed. Such a law may inflict penalties on the person, or may inflict pecuniary penalties...
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A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the ..., Volume 1

John Bouvier - Anglo-Norman dialect - 1843
...forbids the states to pass any ex post facto law ; which has been defined to be one which renders the act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed. 6 Cranch, 1 38. This definition extends to laws passed after the act, and affecting...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 160

Families - 1845
...comprehensive brevity, these laws have been defined by Chief-justice Marshall as "those which render an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when committed ;" and this definition includes both laws inflicting personal or pecuniary penalties for acts before...
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The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, Volume 1

United States - United States - 1850
.... Peck, 6 Cranch, S7 ; 2 Cond. Rep. 30S. The legislature of a state can pass no ex post facto law. An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable, which was not punishable when it was committed. Ibid. Houston . Moore, 5 Wheat. 1 ; 4 Cond. Rep....
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New ...

New Jersey. Court of Chancery, Henry Woodhull Green - Law reports, digests, etc - 1846
...Bull et itx. 3 Dall. 386. So in the case of Fletcher v. Peck, 6 Crunch, 87, the chief-justice says, "An ex post facto law is one which renders an act...punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed ;" showing very clearly that the act, objected to as unconstitutional, is not an ex...
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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
...Wilkinson v. Meyer, Lord Raym. 1350.|| /3The state legislatures can pass no ex post facto law: such a law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not when the act was committed. Fletcher v. Peck, 6 Cranch, 87 ; the Constitution of the United States,...
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Commentaries on statute and constitutional law and statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...case of Fletcher v. Peck,(a) Chief Justice Marshall, in delivering the opinion of the court, says ; " An ex post facto law is one which renders an act punishable in a manner in which it was not punishable when it was committed." In the case of Colder v. Bull,(b} Chase, Justice, in delivering the opinion, defines...
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