due process of law


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due process of law

n
(Law) the administration of justice in accordance with established rules and principles

due′ proc′ess of law′


n.
the regular administration of a system of laws, which must conform to fundamental and generally accepted legal principles and be applied without favor or prejudice to all citizens.
Also called due′ proc′ess.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.due process of law - (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"
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Prisoners brought an action on behalf of themselves and as representatives of a class of similarly situated prisoners contending that a policy enacted by the state corrections department that prohibited access to allegedly sexually explicit materials violated their rights to freedom of speech and due process of law.
These amendments proclaim freedom of religion, speech, the press, and assembly; the right to petition the government, bear arms, receive due process of law, and confront witnesses in a speedy, public jury trial; and freedom from forced quartering of soldiers in peace-time, unreasonable searches and seizures, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, excessive bail and fines, and cruel and unusual punishment.
Challenged by the Tories at Commons question time, Mr Cook insisted Ministers had scrupulously followed the due process of law in the case.
5) In rejecting the city's request, the Illinois Supreme Court concluded that the ordinance violated due process of law because it was unconstitutionally vague and lent itself to arbitrary enforcement.
Until then, the due process of law must take precedence over TV game shows.
In several leading cases, the courts have found or implied that such regulations amount or can amount to an unlawful taking of property without just compensation or deprivation of property without due process of law.
The IRS is an agency that can, without due process of law, seize the finances and property of suspected tax frauds.
Plaintiffs argue that the Department of Defense is violating their First Amendment rights to free association and free speech and their Fifth Amendment right to due process of law by forcing them to implicitly support military recruiting programs designed to maintain discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Going more technical into her stand, she even cited a provision in the Bill of Rights: 'According to Article 3 Section 1: No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.
During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel Barrister Syed Ali Zafar submitted that the respondents could not take over the possession of the club and sporting facilities without due process of law.
Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights Pervaiz Rashid told the House that Chairman and members of the National Commission for Human Rights have been appointed after due process of law.
The Court observed that while there was indignation against the carnage the due process of law would be observed to establish "rule of law", and also decided that regular daily hearings of the Kasab case would begin in January 2012.