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Bouie v. City of Columbia
Bouie v. City of Columbia, 378 U. S. 347 (1964), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court which held that due process prohibits retroactive application of any judicial construction of a criminal statute that is unexpected and indefensible by reference to the law which has been expressed prior to the conduct in issue. This is based on the Fourteenth Amendment due process prohibition on ex post facto laws.
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