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To: nickcarraway

“That ruling requires mandatory sentences to be handed out by juries, not judges as current Kansas law allows. Lawmakers contend they can amend the law retroactively, so all ‘Hard 50’ sentences up until now remain valid.”

Ex Post facto?

How can you make a law and then punish people for a law that was not in effect at the time? Didn’t think that was constitutional.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 8:00:38 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka
Ex Post facto?
How can you make a law and then punish people for a law that was not in effect at the time?

That's what I wondered with this business of turning some misdemeanors from years ago into violent ones and then banning gun ownership because of the change.

10 posted on 09/08/2013 8:52:04 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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