fair hearing

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Noun1.fair hearing - a hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person would be harmed or denied their rights before a judicial remedy became available (as in deportation or loss of welfare benefits)
hearing - (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
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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Give me a fair hearing, George -- a fair hearing is every man's privilege.
"But you showed me some kindness at first; you tried to make them give me a fair hearing. I ask you, as a just man, do you doubt now that the woman on the sofa in the next room is an impostor who has taken my place?
"I hate you," she said, and then, as I was about to beg for a fair hearing she pointed over my shoulder.
The Islamic Movement said, 'the ex-parte order of July 26, proscribing the existence and activities of the group in any part of Nigeria under whatever form, either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called or referred to was made without affording the Respondent/Applicant the right of fair hearing.
Justices Philip Waki, Roselyn Nambuye and Agnes Murgor allowed the appeal to proceed for fair hearing since the law restricting suit filing period had been changed."In that tricky balancing act, we respectfully choose to err on the side of fair hearing and give time to the respondents suing on behalf of the estate of the deceased to seek extension of time to file the suit against KCAA," the judges ruled.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday asked National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator, Prateek Hajela, to consider and give a fair hearing to all the persons who wish to get themselves enrolled in the registration process, without cut shorting the process and complete the same by July 31.
The court had allowed Abdi to table his academic certificates stating that he was not given a fair hearing before the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Many are shaking their heads over the convoluted, twisted nature of the charges - which could easily be dismissed outright after a speedy and fair hearing.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) admitted a "small group" of jobseekers were denied a fair hearing when they tried to appeal against their benefit sanction.
During opening exchanges, Coun Lawton demanded members of the panel be removed - claiming he would not get a "fair hearing" if they remained.
Mohamad, or known popularly as Mat Sabu, said giving minorities the right to a fair hearing in the Islamic Courts is crucial for a just solution to legal interfaith tussles, which has been a source of prolonged religious tension in the country.
Paying tribute to Frances Fitzgerald as "a good woman who did not get a full or fair hearing", Mr Varadkar said parliamentary questions on issues related to the affair will be reviewed.

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