Fundamental, Constitutional Guarantee That All Legal Proceedings Will Be Fair
A fundamental, constitutional guarantee that all legal proceedings will be fair and that one will be given notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard before the government acts to take away one’s life, liberty, or property. Also, a constitutional guarantee that a law shall not be unreasonable, Arbitrary, or capricious.
Source: due process of law.
The word sovereignty indicates the supreme authority. In matters of political and/or governmental power it was, in olden times, the authority of the King, over which no power within his realm could stand in opposition.
The successful American Revolution displaced any authority of the King of England and supplanted it with a brand new concept — the concept of individual sovereignty, in which, for the first time in history, the individual soul enmeshed in a human body and born with unalienable rights was seen to be the ultimate source ofsovereignty. It is called “Freedom”. It is called “Liberty”. And, less often than it should be, it is called “Personal Responsibility”. It is also called “Self-governance”.
WRIT – 1. a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way.