the rule of King James which established the rights that should be afforded to citizens in a free society. While the Magna Carta was not law for long in England it was later used as the example by American forefathers while creating the constitution.
Due process is simply the right to be free from oppression by the government. As it emerged from the English tradition, the essence of “due process of law” lay in the right of individuals to be notified of the charges against them, as well as their right to a fair hearing (Carey, 2011). The citizen is oppressed when the government denies them the opportunity to