due process clause

noun

  • Constitutional Law
  • US Law

Definitions of due process clause

  • a clause in the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits federal and local governments from arresting, imprisoning, punishing or otherwise harming the interests of people or entities without first taking certain procedural steps

    This award violates the due process clause because it bears no reasonable relationship to the actual damage that the defendant caused.

  • a clause in a state’s constitution that the authorities from arresting, imprisoning, punishing or otherwise harming the interests of people or entities without first taking certain procedural steps

    In the alternative, Pacific Amusement said the court should invalidate Section 1210 of the Zoning Act as unconstitutional and in violation of the due process clause of the CNMI Constitution.

Phrase Bank for due process clause

  • The Court held that it “is irregular and indeed unlawful” under the due process clause to require objections to class counsel’s fee request before the fee application is required to be filed.

  • The justices unanimously decided that such bans violated the due process clause and equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

  • It would also run afoul of the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment.

  • The Supreme Court has ruled that the liberty component of the Due Process Clause protects a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy without a substantial obstacle.