substantive due process

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Recent Examples on the Web While in custody, a pretrial detainee such as Epstein has a 14th Amendment substantive due process right to care, which includes protection from suicide. Danny Cevallos, NBC News, "After Epstein's death, some criminal and civil cases could still continue," 12 Aug. 2019 In 2003, the Bush administration argued that substantive due process does not apply to immigrants who reside in the country illegally. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Trump’s Dred Scott," 19 Oct. 2017

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Substantive due process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substantive%20due%20process. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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substantive due process

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