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Which is NOT a stage in the growth of a law?
The leader is able to convince people to accept an award instead of revenge.
Individuals are free to take revenge.
The law is voted on by the people
The leader gives power to courts
What is civil disobedience?
When people are fighting among themselves
An open, peaceful violation of the law to protest against injustice.
Refusing to follow rules or laws.
When 2 people sue each other.
What is a law?
Enforceable rules of conduct in a society that reflect culture.
Ideas on how to run a city.
Guidelines on how to behave.
Suggestions on how to keep people safe.
________ law is based on current standards or customs of the people, while ________ law is designed to prevent disputes and wrongs from happening in the first place.
What is civil law
Laws that apply to individuals but not groups.
Laws that punish crimes that disrupt society.
Laws formed by judges and used to settle disputes.
Groups of laws that allow individuals to seek legal remedies for wrongs done to them.
Ethics is a collection of standards of conduct and moral judgement forming the the basis for impartial decisions.
Power given to police to arrest people.
The power to decide a case.
The area where a leaders power is active.
The district a court is located in.
Where does the U.S. legal system come from?
English Common Law
British Common Law
Roman Common Law
Roman Civil Law
The King's Bench was important because...
He needed a comfortable place to sit.
It established the framework for modern day court systems.
The height of the bench gave him a position of power.
It gave Judges the chance to establish relationships with the people in their communities.
Which hierarchy applies when laws conflict?
Constitution, Federal, State, Local
Local, State, Federal, Constitution
Federal, Constitution, State, Local
State, Constitution, Federal, Local
The Constitution is...
An old document that is no longer valid.
A document created by the supreme court Justices to provide laws for the people.
A part of the bill of rights.
The highest law of the law
Why was equity difficult during the early stages of law?
Because most people weren't Nobles
Because no one could be impartial.
The King didn't allow it.
The Chancellor was not a fair judge.
Ethical reasoning is when rightness or wrongness is based on the outcome of the action.
What are the five sources of law?
Constitutions, Federal law, State law, City law & Local law
Torts, Case law, Ordinances, Criminal law & the Constitutions
Criminal law, Civil law, Statutes, Torts & Precedents
Statutes, Case law, Administrative law, Ordinances & Constitutions
This applies to...
Consequence-based ethical reasoning
Rule-based ethical reasoning
An ordinance is...
A court order by a judge
A law made by the state.
An order for a person to appear in court
Legislation created by a town, city or county board.
Which group is NOT included in the 5 main types of law?
Statutes, Ordinances & Jurisdictions
Criminal, Business & Civil
Civil, Procedural & Substantive
Procedural, Substantive & Criminal
Equal pay for equal work
Money owed to the winner of a law suit
Dividing things equally
Stare Decisis means...
You cannot stare at people to intimidate them while in court.
Once a decision is made it stands.
Lower courts must follow case law established in similar cases.
Let the decision stand
Rule of law means...
All rules are also laws
All laws are also rules
No one is above the law
The law only applies to citizens in the jurisdiction where the law was created.