Reply To: Cato Inst. files amicus brief to Supreme Court in ex post facto case

Joseph Park

It is obvious that in the early days of American Jurisprudence, in the case of Calder vs. Bull, the court concocted the idiotic scheme of saying legislation deemed to be civil in nature was not subject to the ex post facto clause of the United States Constitution. It seems to me that it was done to protect something from scrutiny that someone wanted protected.

Now, after all these years, the current Supreme Court of the United States has the ideal case before it to correct the wrong that was done.

This case should be won, and if there is any justice in the world, Bethea will win a glorious victory and life as we know it will be infinitely better. This is a landmark case of biblical proportions and should be on everyone’s watch list.