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Name: Stogner v. California
Case #: 01-1757
Court: US Supreme Court
District USSup
Opinion Date: 06/26/2003
Subsequent History: Cross-cite: 156 L.Ed.2d 544

A law enacted after expiration of a previously applicable statute of limitations period violates the Ex Post Facto Clause when it is applied to revive a previously time-barred prosecution. The court invalidated California Penal Code section 803, subdivision (g), which permitted prosecution for child sexual abuse after expiration of the limitations period, if, among other things, the prosecution is begun within one year of a victim’s report to the police.