Now, there's a difference between a prosecutor who makes mistakes and a prosecutor who sets out deliberately to railroad someone.
By 'due legal process' I do NOT mean to include laws or legal categories which have been invented retrospectively in order to 'railroad' someone [who] it has already been decided is guilty.
When they want to railroad someone, right to privacy might as well be some quaint superstition practiced deep in a dark jungle ten thousand years ago.
Carter was railroaded to prison on false charges of a triple murder
He said he chose law as a boy ... largely because of how his uncle, then a Racine police officer, was railroaded on charges of helping a bank robber. Jones says his uncle was not convicted of a crime but lost his job anyway. I vowed that if I could do anything to stop anyone from being railroaded or treated unfairly by the system that I would do it, ... he says.
He's not saying 'mea culpa'; he's saying 'I was railroaded'
Mark Rich was railroaded by the conservative media. He never got a trial.
He was railroaded for political reasons, and released with a presidential apology, after those reasons were no longer important.
When "management" decides to railroad someone, they have unlimited power to do so, and most people cannot fight back.
They didnt do any work, would sit in conference rooms all day together gossiping, or plotting to railroad someone in the company they did not like
The Commissioners have no right to railroad someone out of office because they don't like his politics.
The story of how a corrupt political machine supported by a captured press railroaded an independent governor out of office.
There can no longer be a charge that he was railroaded out of office by vengeful Democrats or a hostile press.
how a superb and dedicated public servant was railroaded out of office.
it is not acceptable for politicians to speak the truth, and if they do they are railroaded out of office.
"I got railroaded out of office on a technicality," said the Republican, who accused the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission of Democratic bias.
In the Nixon presidential library's version of history, Nixon was railroaded out of office in what amounted to a political coup.
Manor ward councillor Debi Jones said the party feels they have been railroaded into the changes through EU policy.
You will have to take control if you don't want to be railroaded into something that doesn't really serve your needs.
ZC's media spokesman, Lovemore Banda, said the board was awaiting Australia's decision and would "not be railroaded into comment".
He was the British diplomat, the then up-and-coming diplomat, who resigned in protest after Tony Blair had railroaded England into Wolfowitz's War.
If you feel you are being railroaded into certain investments, you should object, and even report this activity to the board that certified the planner.
The duo claim the process means Europe is being railroaded into accepting an inadequate standard.
It is being railroaded into approving something that has not been analysed, debated or thought through.
It appears to be the case that Government bodies and agencies are working to establish where we need to go on the matter and what the safety issues are, but the European directive has, in effect, railroaded the Executive into an early decision before it has reached any conclusions.
We should not be railroaded into a hasty decision just because a ballpark suddenly appears on the horizon.
like the former environment minister Sarah Boyack, who are worried that the nation is in danger of being railroaded into the wrong choice
The Bill is highly controversial and has, whatever ministers may say, been railroaded through without proper debate despite a committee of experts report
Controversial gay rights laws have been railroaded through Parliament, despite protests from church leaders and opposition MPs
the reckless and abandoned manner in which bills were railroaded through the legislative process.
Oxfordshire County Council officers railroaded through the planning application despite the wealth of objections
when you consider how drugs are railroaded through the FDA approval process
scientists were being railroaded through a process, without an opportunity for debate on the most appropriate ways to analyze data
Permits for coal plants are being railroaded through the hearings process, and in an unprecedented move, seven of TXUs eleven coal plants are
in order to reassure the local community who feel that these plans are being railroaded through the planning process with undue haste
the amendment to the labor code was railroaded into law by powerful music-industry interests with no input from musicians.
In 2000, HB711 was railroaded into law over the objections of many people who testified against it
They are protesting against a labour law (the CPE) railroaded into law with no debate which will allow companies to fire workers under 26
The so-called "Patriot act" was railroaded into law shortly after the 9-11-2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York
As usual, the proposed translations are only suggestions; I hope German speakers will polish as necessary.
I looked for clues to the etymology of this expression but haven't yet found anything very enlightening. It definitely connotes both unfairness and undue haste, pretty much in all senses.
I wondered if it could be related to 'run so. out of town on a rail,' just as a concept, but that's only a vague hunch, and the two expressions aren't exactly the same.