This Article outlines the historical background of the Ex Post Facto Clause, focusing on the intent of the framers and the Supreme Court's narrowing of the Clause to apply only to criminal statutes and any civil statutes that are unmistakably punitive in nature. The focus then shifts to the problem of mixed motives in legislative acts.
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Aiken, Jane H., "Ex Post Facto in the Civil Context: Unbridled Punishment" (1992). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1425.