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due process

ability to take legal action when rights are violated; derived from the words due, owed or owing as a natural or moral right, and process, to proceed against by law.

due process

The standard or customary application of prevailing laws or rules and the protections that follow from their application.
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due process,

n the rules governing the fair practice of law. Due process dictates that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, and it also states that the law must be fair and clearly stated to prevent arbitrary actions by the state.
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He also cited Article III, Section 14 paragraph 1 which reads 'No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law.
The Pacquiaos said the assessment and collection process employed by the BIR violated their rights to due process of law.
Today (Tuesday) statements of all witnesses would be recorded before the tribunal in the due process of law.
And it even leads some to wonder whether a bounty on the heads of the Thousand Oaks bank robbers might do some good - although that would be a retreat for this society, which stands for due process of law and not ``wanted, dead or alive'' tactics.
Essentially, Mail Abuse Prevention System, LLC (MAPS), and other like groups, are permitted, without any due process of law or even a fair process, to restrict companies' rights to conduct legitimate business over the Internet.
These should be deducted from the amount of the bond to be computed and required the CTA must balance the scales between the power of the state to tax and its inherent right to prosecute perceived transgressors of the law on one side, and the constitutional rights of a citizen to due process of law and the equal protection of the laws on the other.
The Kansas Supreme Court, splitting 4-3, ruled the law an unconstitutional deprivation of liberty without due process of law.
The jury also found that the defendants violated the Fifth Amendment by depriving the Gallardo family of due process of law.
Meeting members of the media in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Tolentino said that LTOs policy might be unconstitutional, considering that it would deprive an individual of the right to use his own property without due process of law.
However, the residential properties of 5 Marla categories would not be sealed and only the amount outstanding against them upto July 1,2004 would be recovered after due process of law.
M-LAW's supporters believe all victims have a right to due process of law but are concerned that a growing number of frivolous lawsuits are making a mockery of personal responsibility and piling costs on consumers.