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a fair hearing

The chance to present one's argument or explanation about an alleged crime or wrongdoing, especially in a courtroom. All we ask is for a fair hearing—to present our evidence without prejudice by judge or jury.
See also: fair, hearing

a fair ˈhearing

the opportunity for somebody to give their point of view about something before deciding if they have done something wrong, often in a court of law: I’ll see that you get a fair hearing.
See also: fair, hearing
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"But you showed me some kindness at first; you tried to make them give me a fair hearing. I ask you, as a just man, do you doubt now that the woman on the sofa in the next room is an impostor who has taken my place?
"I hate you," she said, and then, as I was about to beg for a fair hearing she pointed over my shoulder.
And yesterday's decision raises big questions about whether soldiers receive fair hearings in courts martial.
Cuts in funding for legal services made the prospect of legal representation at fair hearings remote.
Government agencies were not altogether unfamiliar with fair hearings prior to Goldberg.
A total of 464 fair hearings of MAXIMUS's determinations were conducted from January 2003 to December 2005, of which 73 were pending receipt of a final order as of December 31, 2005.
06-17 (2/06), at 4; "Developmental Disabilities/Prior Services Authorization Reviews/Expansion Proposal" (10/2/03), at 4 ("The rate of denial of appeals by the Hearing Officer in Medicaid Fair Hearings (e.g.
The Efficacy of Fair Hearings for Enforcing the Terms of
Part IV examines the extent to which state-level fair hearings can
Thailand insisted yesterday that alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout would receive fair hearings as a court decides whether to extradite him to the United States.
It is anticipated that many more Reconsideration Applications and Fair Hearings will be necessary to secure benefit approval, and both of these procedures will result in further delay in Medicaid reimbursement and more serious cash-flow issues.
Resource First rule; spend-down; transfer of assets; application process; estate recovery; and, fair hearings and appeals.
Both cases, involving different schools, follow allegations that head teachers and school authorities are failing to give fair hearings to children accused of serious breaches of school discipline.
* Ensure that Haitian refugees are given fair hearings with legal representation, whether at sea or on land.
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