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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.
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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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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Like all his kind and all other bullies, von Schoenvorts was a coward at heart, and so he dropped his hand to his side and started to turn away; but I pulled him back, and there before his men I told him that such a thing must never again occur--that no man was to be struck or otherwise punished other than in due process of the laws that we had made and the court that we had established.
In its appeal, the taxpayer argued that the BIR violated its right to due process when the FAN and the FLD were issued even before the lapse of the 15-day period given to the taxpayer to file its protest to the PAN.
The administrative and judicial proceedings available for Tucker to challenge her citation satisfied due process, and the accuracy of the city's interpretation of its ordinance does not implicate the U.S.
As important as procedural due process is in any case in which an
Benigno Durana said the officers had been given due process, not special treatment.
Second, due process is the fundamental fairness the government owes its citizens.
The Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause protects defendants from "being subject to the binding judgments of a forum with which they have established no meaningful contacts, ties, or relations," and requires "fair warning that a particular activity may subject them to the jurisdiction of a foreign sovereign." Mwani v.
Part One considers the requirements of administrative due process. Part Two presents the rationales for due process requirements.
Magna Carta was the most prominent manifestation of the beginning of this robust response to administrative adjudication, and it thus illuminates the real meaning of due process. It reveals the beginning of a long history in which binding administrative adjudication has been a recurring danger and in which the due process of law has been the primary means of rejecting such adjudication.
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Then, turning to the language of the 14th Amendment, Field spelled out a sweeping new interpretation of due process, one whose reverberations are still felt in the legal battles over privacy and abortion.