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43. Sentence U.S. Appeals Court Lyons v. Mendez, 303 F.3d 285 (3rd Cir. 2002). A prisoner sought habeas corpus relief and the EX POST FACTO district court denied his petition. The appeals court reversed and remanded, finding that the PAROLE-GRANTING imposition of additional, retrospective punishment on the prisoner was a violation of the ex post facto clause. The U.S. Parole Commission had applied a good cause provision in a parole determination statute, which the appeals court found to be an ex post facto violation for members of a class of prisoners who...

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