NRA defends the constitutional right to something similar, ex post facto.
Now this was a novel experience—having my phone calls monitored, ex post facto, by a livid legislator.
The caution holds true for those weighing the ex post facto accounts of former presidents.
It would bring a little real militarism into the family and give a kind of ex post facto justification to his ancient title.
The writ of habeas corpus was denied to the reclaimed Negro and the act was ex post facto.
No ex post facto resolution could cure that lie, though of course it is a privileged one to a girl.
Therefore any repugnance (this is purely an ex post facto pun) on my part cannot be attributed to jealousy.
She shall pass no bill of attainder, or ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of a contract.
"No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed" by Congress.
Nor may a state "pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts."
from Medieval Latin ex postfacto, "from what is done afterwards."
An explanation or regulation concocted after the event, sometimes misleading or unjust: “Your ex post facto defense won't stand up in court.” (See ex post facto law.) From Latin, meaning “after the deed.”
A descriptive term for an explanation or a law that is made up after an event and then applied to it: “The chairman's description of his plan sounds like an ex post facto attempt to justify an impulsive action.” Ex post facto is Latin for “from after the deed.”