Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

To: untwist

The Constitution explicitly forbids ex-post facto laws. Any attempt to execute someone for a crime commited in the 1960’s using a law passed in 1972 would seem to me to run afoul of the Constitution. You have to be tried under the laws in effect at the time of the crime.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 10:01:55 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies ]


To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I stand corrected on one point. One of the killers did commit his 1st Murder 1 in 1966 and got life. He was mercifully freed and did an encore performance in ‘78. He has been on Death Row since ‘81 for that one.

On the other point, I stand by my statement. There are numerous guys on Death Row since mid-70’s, one guy since ‘74. Several of these guys could be on Social Security.


30 posted on 12/02/2010 10:57:29 AM PST by untwist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson