Liberties Without Due Process

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Later, the due process clause was used to merge the Bill of Rights to the states. The idea behind due process is that states cannot abolish citizen’s liberties without due process. Liberty comprises of the freedom of speech, press and religion and the right to an attorney if one is suspected of breaking the law. Today, states are unable to seize freedom from individuals. The Supreme Court has used the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to say that the Bill of Rights encompasses not only the states as well as the federal government.

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