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

Joseph R Park Jr

Here you go:

Bethea v. North Carolina

You’ll see that it was distributed for conference this past Friday, Nov 9, 2018. We could know if Cert is granted Tuesday. I’m not sure what it means that a Response was requested, due Dec. 5, 2018 and if it has any relevance to the conference of Nov 9.

The importance of this case cannot be overstated. All that bullshit about proving whether a retroactive law is civil/regulatory, or punative, as in Kennedy vs. Martinez-Mendoza with its subjective criteria, will no longer apply.A ruling for Bethea will mean that retroactive means just that, and the only thing that will have to be proved is that the law operates retroactively.