The Fifth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment have a lot of effect on our laws and Due Process. Now, due process does not have a straight forward definition. It is however one protection provided by the Fifth Amendment and is intended to provide us with protection from government infringement on our civil (legal) rights. It is one of the most powerful provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The Fifth Amendment states that "No person...Shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment is almost the same in definition as the Fifth Amendment. The biggest difference is that "the Fourteenth Amendment explicitly refers to restraints on state government actions: ... nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law... (1868)" (After Arrest: Law, the Court, and Post-Arrest Procedures. p. 55)... "The concept of due process embodies the idea of fairness and protection of individual against the power of the state" (After Arrest: Law, the Court, and Post-Arrest Procedures. p.56). Since the attacks on September 11th 2001, the interpretation of due process has changed. After the 9/11 attacks many people who were detained on suspicion of terrorism without going through the normal proceedings. Not having a straight forward meaning of due process had caused plenty of controversy due to the attacks.