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A Look at the Constitutional Implications of Retrospective Laws: The Case of the False Claims Act
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review (2011)
  • Monica P. Navarro
Abstract

The retrospective effect of the False Claims Act has triggered constitutional challenges resting on the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution and dividing the courts on the outcome of the constitutional question and the applicable legal framework for resolving the issue. The article reviews the False Claims Act, as well as the legal frameworks available for resolving such a constitutional challenge.

Keywords
  • retrospective laws,
  • retroactive laws,
  • fraud and abuse,
  • False Claims Act,
  • Ex Post Facto Clause
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Publication Date
Winter December, 2011
Citation Information
Monica P. Navarro. "A Look at the Constitutional Implications of Retrospective Laws: The Case of the False Claims Act" Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/monica_navarro/1/