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due process

n.
An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.due process - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
group action - action taken by a group of people
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
notification, presentment - an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
dispossession, legal ouster, eviction - the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
plea - an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
demurrer, denial, defence, defense - a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

due process

noun
The state, action, or principle of treating all persons equally in accordance with the law:
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due process

n (Jur)
due process (of law) (US) → ordentliches Gerichtsverfahren
due process of lawordnungsgemäßes Verfahren
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The district court applying strict scrutiny held that the MCTA was a violation of the plaintiff's substantive due process rights.
The Court's reliance on substantive due process revived a doctrine that had fallen into disfavor and opens the prospect that the doctrine might be used in other areas.
4) These days, the most damning charge against substantive due process is not that it gets the history wrong or that it unduly empowers judges, both of which might be accurate, but rather that it abuses the English language, which is not.
Barnett: Substantive due process was a phrase made up to criticize the Court for using the Due Process Clause in certain ways.
certain individuals and access to substantive due process rights
Thus, ruling on entitlement to appellate fees without the benefit of a developed trial court record raises procedural and substantive due process concerns.
Arrington can call that "Lochnerizing" if he likes, but I repeat what I noted in my review: what exactly has conservative aversion to substantive due process accomplished?
The 7th Circuit held that because there was not a majority holding in Apfel, the statute there at issue violated substantive due process, and the case did not control the due process analysis in the present case.
But the Progressives rejected substantive due process and argued that government can basically do whatever it likes so long as the procedures are "fair.
44) Yet the Wolfish Court's articulation of the substantive due process standard for assessing pretrial detainees' claims--rational relationship to a legitimate governmental objective--is hard to distinguish from the Turner test.