a fair hearing


: a consideration of statements or arguments from both sides of an issue
They agreed to give both sides a fair hearing.

Examples of a fair hearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But where a union leader’s cause gets a fair hearing, Bertha’s staging of a pivotal dinner party gets an entire dramatic arc, with the string-laden score hitting a crescendo as a fleet of servants rolls out a soup course. Alison Herman, Variety, 29 Oct. 2023 In June, a judge granted a motion to seal evidence in the criminal case after Lester’s attorneys told the court their client had received death threats and that publicity could hinder his ability to get a fair hearing. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023 The Orioles have claimed in court papers that MLB did not provide them a fair hearing. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 21 Aug. 2023 For Republicans, the satisfaction displayed by partisan rivals only proved their point that Trump will not receive a fair hearing and that the sole goal of the indictment was to head off another Trump administration. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2023 University presidents need to stand up and insist, and ensure, that all viewpoints – left and right alike – get a fair hearing on campus. Suzanne Nossel, CNN, 23 Feb. 2023

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“A fair hearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20fair%20hearing. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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