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Looking at the Law: A Guide to Statutory Retroactivity in the Revocation Context

Volume 72 Number 1
June 2008

The author discusses principles that determine which version of a punitive statute applies to a specific offender in the context of probation or supervised release revocation proceedings. Those precepts are constitutional (the Ex Post Facto Clause), jurisprudential (the presumption against retroactivity), and statutory (the federal savings statute).