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" By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and... "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 58
by Daniel Webster - 1835
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Great Cases in Constitutional Law

Robert P. George - 2000 - 206 pages
...properly fastidious and solemn: Every thing which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not ... to be considered the law of the land. If this were so, acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalities, acts of confiscation, acts reversing judgments, and acts directly transferring one man's...
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Natural Rights and the Right to Choose

Hadley Arkes - 2002 - 302 pages
...clearly intended the general law; a law, which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning...protection of the general rules which govern society. Even' thing which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not, therefore, to be considered the...
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About Guilt and Innocence: The Origins, Development, and Future of ...

Donald A. Dripps - 2003 - 295 pages
...which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial," so "that every citizen shall holds his life, liberty, property and immunities under the...protection of the general rules which govern society," and thus excluding, as not due process of law, acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties, acts...
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"Liberty Under Law" and Selected Supreme Court Opinions

William Howard Taft - 2004 - 441 pages
...proceeds not arbitrarily or capriciously but upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial, so that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property...protection of the general rules which govern society. Hurtado v. California, 110 US 516, 535. It, of course, tends to secure equality of law in the sense...
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Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Friedrich August von Hayek - 2005 - 575 pages
...which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial<, so >that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty,...under the protection of the general rules which govern societys and thus excluding as not due process of law, acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties,...
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