Due process of law

Author: John V. Orth
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
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Many rights that Americans cherish today go unmentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Where do these freedoms come from? John V. Orth answers that question in this unique and gem-like history of due process. No person's life, liberty, or property may be taken without "due process of law." What exactly that means has been one of the most frequently asked questions in American constitutional history. Today, the answer is usually given in two parts: what procedures the government must follow and--in exceptional cases--what the government cannot do even if it follows the proper procedures. The procedural aspect of this answer has been far less controversial than "substantive due process, " which at one time limited government regulation of business and today forbids the states from outlawing abortions. "Due process of law, " as a phrase and as a concept, was already old at the time it was adopted by American constitution-writers, both state and federal. Mindful of the English background and of constitutional developments in the several states, Orth in a succinct and readable narrative traces the history of due process, from its origins in medieval England to its applications in the latest cases. Departing from the usual approach to American constitutional law, Orth places the history of due process in the larger context of the common law. To a degree not always appreciated today, constitutional law advances in the same case-by-case manner as other legal rules. In that light, Orth concentrates on the general maxims or paradigms that guided the judges in their decisions of specific cases. Uncovering the links between one case and another, Orth describes how a commitment to fair procedures made wayfor an emphasis on the protection of property rights, which in turn led to a heightened sensitivity to individual rights in general. This unconventional history of the concept of due process heightens the reader's understa

Procedural Due Process

Author: Rhonda Wasserman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313530
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Traces the historical development of the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and analyzes their cardinal procedural guarantees.

By Due Process of Law

Author: Ian Loveland
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841130494
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The South African case of Harris v. (Donges) Minister of the Interior is one familiar to most students of British constitutional law. The case was triggered by the South African government's attempt in the 1950s to disenfranchise non-white voters on the Cape province. It is still referred to as the case which illustrates that as a matter of constitutional doctrine it is not possible for the United Kingdom Parliament to produce a statute which limits the powers of successive Parliaments.The purpose of this book is twofold. First of all it offers a rather fuller picture of the story lying behind the Harris litigation,and the process of British acquisition of and dis-engagement from the government of its 'white' colonies in southern Africa as well as the ensuing emergence and consolidation of apartheid as a system of political and social organisation. Secondly the book attempts to use the South African experience to address broader contemporary British concerns about the nature of our Constitution and the role of the courts and legislature in making the Constitution work. In pursuing this second aim, the author has sought to create a counterweight to the traditional marginalistion of constitutional law and theory within the British polity. The Harris saga conveys better than any episode of British political history the enormous significance of the choices a country makes (or fails to make) when it embarks upon the task of creating or revising its constitutional arrangements. This, then, is a searching re-examination of the fundamentals of constitution-making, written in the light of the British government's commitment to promoting wholesale constitutional reform.

Due Process Of Law

Author: João
Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)
ISBN:
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Desde a introdução do dispositivo que cuida do Devido Processo Legal na Constituição Federal Brasileira de 1988, a doutrina e a jurisprudência brasileira iniciaram uma longa jornada de estudos de Direito comparado, de modo a fixar os limites de sua aplicação em um país com tradição em Direito Romano. Esta monografia busca dar suporte à essa trajetória, iniciando com a análise do desenvolvimento histórico do conceito do devido processo legal na Inglaterra, passando para a análise da forma como o instituto se consolidou nas questões de jurisdição, finalizando com o seu reconhecimento e aplicação nos julgamentos realizados pelas cortes dos Estados Unidos da América. Ao final, é realizado um estudo comparado entre outras Constituições que também contemplam o instituto do devido processo legal, além da transcrição e análise do leading case do Supremo Tribunal Federal Brasileiro sobre a matéria - Impeachment do ex- Pres. Fernando Collor de Melo. Since the introduction of the Due Process of Law clause in the Brazilian Federal Constitution of 1988, the Brazilian doctrine and jurisprudence started what is considered the beginning of a long journey into the comparative law studies in order to establish the boundaries of its application in a Civil Law country. This paper supports such tendency, starting with the historical development of the due process concept in England, as it relates to issues of jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in the United States courts. Last pages provide a comparative study among other Constitutions that also contemplate the due process clause, along with a transcription and analisys of the leading case rendered by the Supreme Court of Brazil upon the matter - Impeachment former-President of Brazil Mr. Fernando Collor de Melo.

Substantive due process of law

Author: Frank R. Strong
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr
ISBN:
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The author presents the view that substantive due process, historically, has had very specific meanings. He also discusses the eroding of these original concepts by the Supreme Court.

Due Process and International Terrorism

Author: Roza Pati
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047425855
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This book is unique as it comprehensively analyzes the international guarantees of due process in criminal law ranging from arrest and detention to other pre-trial procedures to the trial itself and appeals, both in times of normalcy and in times of emergency, against the background of the “Global War on Terror.” Relevant jurisprudence of universal and regional human rights systems is complemented by pertinent customary international law, including humanitarian law, and pertinent guarantees in the hybrid systems of international criminal tribunals. These international due process norms are then compared with pertinent United States criminal procedure, both in times of peace and times of emergency, including the most recent treatment and adjudication of terrorist suspects in Guantánamo and beyond. The book ends with an appraisal of these past measures of counter-terrorism and recommendations regarding the proper balance to be struck between the due process interests of the accused and the security interests of the community.

Due Process in Nigeria s Administrative Law System

Author: Oneyebuchi T. Uwakah
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761807643
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This book, which relies on primary and secondary printed sources and a series of interviews with affected persons, lawyers, judges, and customary court presidents in Nigeria, focuses on the place of due process in the Nigerian legal system. Uwakah is concerned about the abuse of this important fundamental right in his country. The purpose of the book is to examine how due process operates in Nigeria and whether the coexistence of the customary law, the English common law, the Moslem law, and the martial law systems in Nigeria hinders or enhances due process in the country. Finally, the study investigates the suitability of the British version of due process to Nigeria, since the concept is imported to the country. The book concludes that the British version of due process is unsuitable to Nigeria because the country's political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds substantially differ from those of Britain. This conclusion is premised on the consensus of the interviewees. Uwakah recommends the country's immediate transition from military to civilian rule.