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Due Process of Law: A Brief History

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Autor:
John V. Orth (veja mais livros deste autor)
Editora:
UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS(veja mais livros desta editora)

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"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 b e 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—i n ex ceptional 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 bus iness a nd 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 backgroun d and of c onstitutional 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 America n 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 ligh t, Orth conc entrates 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 th e 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 an important and vexed question of Ang lo-American la"

Código de barras:
9780700612420
Dimensões:
1.00cm x 14.00cm x 21.00cm
Edição:
1
Marca:
UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
Idioma:
Português
ISBN:
9780700612420
ISBN13:
9780700612420
Número de páginas:
116
Peso:
190 gramas
Encadernação:
BROCHURA