“Due process is crucial to justice, both for accusers and the accused”

“Imagine, for a moment, that President-elect Trump gave a speech promising that his administration would make it easier to deport immigrants who had merely been accused of a crime.

People would be rightly outraged. They would point out that an accusation is not the same thing as a conviction, and that people were surely entitled to a fair hearing before having the course of their lives permanently altered. After all, isn’t our entire concept of justice in this country premised on the notion that one is innocent until proven guilty?”

“Due process is crucial to justice, both for accusers and the accused”

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