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Ong Chang Wing v. United States, 218 U.S. 272 (1910)

Ong Chang Wing v. United States

No. 418

Argued October 21, 1910

Decided November 7, 1910

218 U.S. 272


As applied to criminal procedure, if the accused has been heard in a court of competent jurisdiction and proceeded against under the orderly processes of law, and only punished after inquiry and investigation on notice with opportunity to be heard, and judgment awarded within the authority of a constitutional law, he has not been denied due process of law.

The lawmaking power in the Philippine Islands has power to preserve by statutory enactment the right to prosecute and punish offenses committed prior to the repeal of an act defining and punishing the offense, and a decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands holding that one who committed the offense before the repeal of the act can be punished after the repeal does not amount to a denial of due process of law within the meaning of the due process clause of the Act of July 1, 1902.

The facts, which involve the validity of a conviction in the Philippine Islands and the construction of the Act of July 1, 1902, are stated in the opinion.

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