Jaehne v. New York - 128 U.S. 189 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
Jaehne v. New York, 128 U.S. 189 (1888)
Jaehne v. New York
Argued October 29, 1888
Decided November 12, 1888
128 U.S. 189
A general law for the punishment of offenses which endeavors by retroactive operation to reach acts before committed, and also provides a like punishment for the same acts in future, is void so far as it is retrospective, and valid as to future cases within the legislative control.
This was a petition for a writ of habeas corpus and for a writ of certiorari. The alleged grounds for the issue of the writ are stated in the opinion of the Court. The writ was denied, and the petitioner took this appeal.