fundamental fairness

noun
fun·​da·​men·​tal fairness

Legal Definition of fundamental fairness 

1 : the balance or impartiality (of a court proceeding) that is essential to due process

2 : a subjective standard by which a court proceeding is deemed to have followed due process

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