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  •  Hey, y'all (0+ / 0-)

    I don't know what due process is so why don't you both explain it to me?

    Causation was, is, and ever shall be a slippery bitch, so we're best sticking with noting the facts

    by jam on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:12:25 AM PDT

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    •  it pretty much is what it purports to be (0+ / 0-)

      generally, but the details are a little more complicated.

      Particularly when you define "due" and you define "process."

      It means in general terms that before something is taken from you (or in some cases imposed on you) like say your freedom, that you have a right to due process first.

      What's "due" and what kind of "process" you get, depends upon the deprivation (or in some cases obligation) that is to be forced upon you.

      So, for example in criminal law, death penalty cases received the highest level of due process, followed by cases involving confinement, followed by cases where confinement isn't possible.

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