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JAEHNE V. NEW YORK, 128 U. S. 189 (1888)

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Jaehne v. New York, 128 U.S. 189 (1888)

Jaehne v. New York

No. 1409

Argued October 29, 1888

Decided November 12, 1888

128 U.S. 189


A general law for the punishment of offenses which endeavors by retroactive operation to reach acts before committed, and also provides a like punishment for the same acts in future, is void so far as it is retrospective, and valid as to future cases within the legislative control.

This was a petition for a writ of habeas corpus and for a writ of certiorari. The alleged grounds for the issue of the writ are stated in the opinion of the Court. The writ was denied, and the petitioner took this appeal.

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