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Stogner v. California

Docket No.: 01-1757
Certiorari Granted: Dec 2 2002
Argued: March 31, 2003
Decided: June 26, 2003

Topics:

Article 1, Section 10: Ex Post Facto, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, habeas, murder, racial discrimination, racial preferences, self-incrimination, separation of powers, sex discrimination, stare decisis

PartyNames: Marion Reynolds Stogner v. California
Petitioner: Marion Reynolds Stogner
Respondent: California

Court Below: Court of Appeal of California, First Appellate District
Citation: Court of Appeal, First District, California, 93 Cal.App.4th 1229. QUESTIONS PRESENTED 1. Did the California Legislature's abolition of the statute of limitations requirement,which historically comprised an element of the crimes charged, so as to charge Petitioner retroactively, violate the Ex Post Facto Clause? 2. Did the California Legislature's abolition of the statute of limitations arbitrarily retract a liberty interest the state had conferred on Petitioner?
Supreme Court Docket

Marion Reynolds Stogner
v.
California
539 U.S. 607 (2003)
Question:

Does the Ex Post Facto Clause bar the application of California's retroactive extension of the statutes of limitations for sexual offenses committed against minors?

Stogner v. California
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 31, 2003

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Stogner, 4 vote(s) against
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