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Fuentes v. Shevin


Fuentes v. Shevin followed several other cases that established due process for procedures where they had not been viewed as required under the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution. In Goldberg v. Kelly (1970) the Court ruled that before welfare benefits could be terminated that the recipient was entitled to a hearing. In Bell v. Burson (1971) the Court ruled that a driver could not lose his license unless a hearing was held. Yet, the most important aspect of Fuentes was in consumer rights because it afforded consumers protections and rights that were unavailable before.

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