Are stalking laws a violation of due process laws?

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I see no reason to say that stalking laws are a violation of due process.  Due process simply means that a person who is accused of a crime must have their "day in court" and that they cannot be punished unless they are convicted of that crime.  Stalking laws do...

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I see no reason to say that stalking laws are a violation of due process.  Due process simply means that a person who is accused of a crime must have their "day in court" and that they cannot be punished unless they are convicted of that crime.  Stalking laws do not deprive the accused of due process.  There is no provision in stalking laws to say that a person can be fined or jailed or anything like that without trial.  Therefore, there is no conflict between stalking laws and the right to due process.

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