Ex parte hearing

(Law) that which is had or taken by one side or party in the absence of the other. Hearings before grand juries, and affidavits, are ex parte.
- Wharton's Law Dict.

See also: Ex parte

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As soon as the LVPO is lifted, or if no order is entered at the ex parte hearing, any guns seized should immediately be returned to the respondent.
This bill would create a so-called "Extreme Risk Protection Order" that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.
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The government claimed that under the Fourth Amendment, it only needed to appear at an ex parte hearing before a judge and that seizure of real property under the drug forfeiture laws is excepted from the usual due process requirements.