ex post facto clause

noun, often capitalized E&P&F&C

Legal Definition of ex post facto clause

: the clause in Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution forbidding Congress from passing any ex post facto laws

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“Ex post facto clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ex%20post%20facto%20clause. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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