Murray's Lessee v. Hoboken Land & Improvement Company 18 Howard 272 (1856)

Author:Leonard W. Levy
Pages:1771
 
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This case raised the question whether an act of Congress provided DUE PROCESS OF LAW in the proceedings it laid down for exacting payments due to the treasury by collectors of the customs. For the first time the Supreme Court expounded the meaning of due process of law, which limited all branches of government. The Court interpreted due process exclusively in terms of PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS. The settled usages and modes of proceedings in English law, "before the emigration of our ancestors," that were not unsuited to the civil and political...

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