Creating the Bill of Rights

Due Process

The right to "due process" (following all the correct legal procedures to ensure fairness) has been one of the most expansive rights over the centuries. Due process has been applied to deprivation of life, liberty, and property in ever-changing and expanding ways as society and individuals have altered their own definitions of these terms and the role of government in providing and/or protecting these rights. Where did this idea come from? »

Bill of Rights, Due Process section

Article the seventh . . . . nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.