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The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment

The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment

Explore the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including an historical overview and a discussion of the doctrine of incorporation.


Welcome to the tutorial on the Fourteenth Amendment: Due Process!

I. What is the Due Process Clause?

The Due Process Clause forbids the government from taking a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. There are two components of due process: procedural due process and substantive due process. Procedural due process is the more traditional sphere of due process; this is, essentially, the requirement that the government not deprive a person of life, liberty, or property...

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