Our Bipartisan Due Process Clause
53 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2018 Last revised: 25 Oct 2018
Date Written: September 14, 2018
What it meant to “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law” was very well-known to the men who proposed the Fourteenth Amendment: to take away life, liberty, or property without traditional judicial proceedings, except where public safety required it. Congressmen made this very clear, and at great length — but in 1862, rather than 1866.
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