Patterico's Pontifications

4/18/2003

FOR THE LAW FOLKS: Or

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:15 am

FOR THE LAW FOLKS: Or for anyone interested in such things — this column by a law professor addressing the Ex Post Facto Clauses as interpreted by the Supreme Court. He makes a pretty convincing argument that the Court screwed up its interpretation of the clauses three years ago — but mostly because they followed a precedent that was screwed up by Justice Chase (an unimpressive Justice later impeached for misconduct) in 1798.

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