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Definition

Latin for "from a thing done afterward."

Overview

Ex post facto is most typically used to refer to a criminal statute that punishes actions retroactively, thereby criminalizing conduct that was legal when originally performed. Two...

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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryOne of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt,...