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The Resource Due process of law : a brief history, John V. Orth

Due process of law : a brief history, John V. Orth

Label
Due process of law : a brief history
Title
Due process of law
Title remainder
a brief history
Statement of responsibility
John V. Orth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many rights that Americans cherish today go unmentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Where do these freedoms come from? John V. Orth answers that question in this unique and gem-like history of due process. No person's life, liberty, or property may be taken without "due process of law." What exactly that means has been one of the most frequently asked questions in American constitutional history. Today, the answer is usually given in two parts: what procedures the government must follow and--in exceptional cases--what the government cannot do even if it follows the proper procedures. The procedural aspect of this answer has been far less controversial than "substantive due process,? which at one time limited government regulation of business and today forbids the states from outlawing abortions. "Due process of law,? as a phrase and as a concept, was already old at the time it was adopted by American constitution-writers, both state and federal. Mindful of the English background and of constitutional developments in the several states, Orth in a succinct and readable narrative traces the history of due process, from its origins in medieval England to its applications in the latest cases. Departing from the usual approach to American constitutional law, Orth places the history of due process in the larger context of the common law. To a degree not always appreciated today, constitutional law advances in the same case-by-case manner as other legal rules. In that light, Orth concentrates on the general maxims or paradigms that guided the judges in their decisions of specific cases. Uncovering the links between one case and another, Orth describes how a commitment to fair procedures made way for an emphasis on the protection of property rights, which in turn led to a heightened sensitivity to individual rights in general. This unconventional history of the concept of due process heightens the reader's understanding of where we are in terms of due process, and how we got here
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orth, John V
Dewey number
347.73/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4765
LC item number
.O78 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Due process of law
  • Due process of law
  • Due process of law
  • United States
  • Debido procedimiento de ley
Label
Due process of law : a brief history, John V. Orth
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=9533
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Getting down to cases -- Case I. Making a man a judge in his own case : procedural due process -- Case II. Taking from A and giving to B : the ambiguous paradigm -- Case II continued. Taking from A and giving to B : economic substantive due process -- Case III. Taking from A : noneconomic substantive due process -- Conclusion. Due process of law : procedure and substance
Control code
ocm50651593
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 116 pages
Isbn
9780700612420
Lccn
2002015334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50651593
  • (OCoLC)50651593
Label
Due process of law : a brief history, John V. Orth
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=9533
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-105) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Getting down to cases -- Case I. Making a man a judge in his own case : procedural due process -- Case II. Taking from A and giving to B : the ambiguous paradigm -- Case II continued. Taking from A and giving to B : economic substantive due process -- Case III. Taking from A : noneconomic substantive due process -- Conclusion. Due process of law : procedure and substance
Control code
ocm50651593
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 116 pages
Isbn
9780700612420
Lccn
2002015334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50651593
  • (OCoLC)50651593

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