Social Studies - 2019-20
CE.9d - Due Process
The student will apply social science skills to understand the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by
d) explaining how due process protections seek to ensure justice.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The right to due process of law is outlined in the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Due process of law protects against unfair governmental actions and laws.
Term to know
due process of law: The constitutional protection against unfair governmental actions and laws
Due process protections
The 5th Amendment prohibits the national government from violating due process.
The 14th Amendment prohibits state and local governments from violating due process.
The Supreme Court has extended the guarantees of the Bill of Rights, based upon the due process clause.