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Foster-Bey litigation regarding parole for eligible lifers

Litigation  |  2005 – 2010

This class action suit on behalf of parole-eligible lifers claimed the “life means life” policy violates the ex post facto clause of the U.S. Constitution: Kenneth Foster-Bey, et al. v John S. Rubitschun, et al. (federal district court finding that change in parole board standard of review for parolable lifers violates federal ex post facto clause and then Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses lower court finding of ex post facto violation. US SCt denied review).

Background of case 

District Court Opinion

Plaintiffs’ brief to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

 

 

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