fundamental fairness
fun·da·men·tal fairness n
1: the balance or impartiality (of a court proceeding) that is essential to due process
2: a subjective standard by which a court proceeding is deemed to have followed due process

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fundamental fairness
n. A synonym for due process; the conditions under which due process is obtained.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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