Gacad: Due process

DUE process is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law. Due process holds the government subservient to the law of the land protecting individual persons from the state. When a government harms a person, without following the exact course of the law, then that is a due process violation which offends the rule of law.

u2022 “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men – not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.” ~ Edward R. Murrow

u2022 “In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.” ~ Euripides, The Children of Herakles

u2022 “Auditur et altera pars. (The other side shall be heard as well.)” ~ Seneca, Medea

u2022 “ATHENA: There are two sides to this dispute. I've heard only one half the argument. (...) So you two parties, summon your witnesses, set out your proofs, with sworn evidence to back your stories. Once I've picked the finest men in Athens, I'll return. They'll rule fairly in this case, bound by a sworn oath to act with justice.” ~ Aeschylus, Eumenides

u2022 “Law reflects but in no sense determines the moral worth of a society. The values of a reasonably just society will reflect themselves in a reasonably just law. The better the society, the less law there will be. In heaven there will be no law, and the lion shall lie down with the lamb. The values of an unjust society will reflect themselves in an unjust law. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will be meticulously observed.” ~ Grant Gilmore, The Ages of American Law

u2022 “This must have been how it all began with Chymes," sighed Jack. "A small omission on one case, an ‘embellishment' on the next. The question is not about what's best but what's right. Chymes had confused the two and compromised notonly his own integrity but that of the police—and the due process of law.” ~ Jasper Fforde

u2022 “It's a very frightening time when something as basic as due process is seen as somehow radical.” ~ John Cusack

u2022 “Indictments of any kind are serious. That being said, let's not forget that an indictment is not a conviction. We still have due process in this country.” ~ Rob Simmons

u2022 “The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

u2022 “Companies that are willing to share, to withhold in order to further the growth of the company, willing to try to get a better atmosphere through a demonstration of democratic principles, fairness and cooperation, a better product, those will win in the end.” ~ E. O. Wilson

u2022 “I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.” ~ Michael Pollan

u2022 “Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people.” ~ Al Green

u2022 “Yes, the Bible should be taught in our schools because it is necessary to understand the Bible if we are to truly understand our own culture and how it came to be. The Bible has influenced every part of western culture from our art, music, and history, to our sense of fairness, charity, and business.” ~ Joel Osteen

u2022 “Fairness is what justice really is.” ~ Potter Stewart

u2022 “It's just better to promote love and fairness and equality than it is to promote something you think is based on your (religious) beliefs.” ~ Jane Wiedlin

u2022 “We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us.” ~ Barbara Boxer

u2022 “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” ~ Amos 5:24 NIV

u2022 “The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights. Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people." ~ Proverbs 11:1-3



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