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Void for vagueness

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The U.S. Supreme Court's void for vagueness doctrine protects two Due Process concerns: (1) the rules must be clear enough to "give the person of ordinary intelligence a reasonable opportunity to know what is prohibited, so that he may act accordingly"; and (2) precision and guidance are necessary so that enforcers of the law do not act arbitrarily or discriminatorily.[1]

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  1. FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., __ U.S. __, 132 S. Ct. 2307, 2317 (2012) (full-text).

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