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Due Process

Due process involves following established procedures with regard to laws, rules, or policies and enforcing each in a fair and just manner and not arbitrarily or capriciously. Due process serves to protect the rights of persons (including businesses) facing adverse actions by the government, an organization, or other entity.

In the United States, due process is based on principles from the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights that protect a person from being deprived of life, liberty, or property without “due process of law.” As applied to actions of federal, state, and local governmental entities, a person cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without appropriate legal procedures being followed through legitimate and reasonable actions.

Two types of due process are recognized: procedural and substantive. Procedural ...

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