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Definition the administration of justice according to established rules and principles

especially in reference to the due process clause of the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees that no person will be deprived of life, liberty or property without a fair and adequate process
  • In 2008, the Supreme Court held that suspected enemy combatants held at Guantanamo are entitled to due process as though they were civilian criminal suspects.
  • Senseless killing—Tom had been given due process of law to the day of his death; he had been tried openly and convicted by twelve good men and true; my father had fought for him all the way.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • due process = justice according to established rules and principles
  • What if justice isn't equal to due process?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But I do not believe it could ever recover from the death of due process.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Our courts have ruled on this many times, and under our law no man or woman may be compelled to do something against his will without due process.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Then it might be wise for the senator to take a step back and leave due process to the department.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The horrific events of 9/11 tempted me to think that interning people without due process might be the thing to do.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Due process had been violated, Korematsu claimed, along with other constitutional rights.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Never obliterate a man unthinkingly, the way an entire fief might do it through some due process of law.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Following that course will sidestep due process.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • They dragged out Dr. Noguera, tied him to a tree in the square, and shot him without any due process of law.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It never ended—someone's somebody—all persistently filed in to bruise their heads upon the rigid walls of due process.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • The increased attention also led to several Supreme Court rulings that provided basic due process protections for imprisoned people.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The captain, who described himself as "a redneck," arguing for due process, and Farmer, who clearly considered himself a champion of human rights, arguing for preventive detention.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ""we, the Jury, believe that the said occurrence was murder and recommend that the said Bigger Thomas be held to the Grand Jury on a charge of murder, until released by due process of law"."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • And throw him in jail at Bridgeburg, where he could explain, with all due process of law, the startling circumstances that thus far seemed to unescapably point to him as the murderer of Roberta Alden.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • She thought of rules, of due process, of the system she'd made herself an intregal part of.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Besides, we've given them due process.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad

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