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Argylls Law 1 hb

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Laws enforceable rules of conduct in a society, typically reflect the culture and circumstances that create them
Code Laws may be grouped into an organized form
Common Law Law based on the current standards or customs of the people
Positive Law Law based on the dictates of a central political authority
Jurisdiction The power to decide a case
Equity Fairness
Constitution Document that sets forth the framework of a government and its relationship to the people it governs
Statutes Law enacted by state or federal legislatures
Ordinances Legislation enacted by a town, city, or county board or commission
Case Law Made after a trial has ended and one of the parties has appealed the result to a higher court
Stare Decisis Doctrine that requires lower courts to follow existing case law in deciding similar cases
Administrative Agencies Governmental bodies formed to carry out particular laws
Civil Law Group of laws that allows individuals to seek legal remedies for wrongs done to them
Criminal Law When a citizen's right to live in peace is violated
Procedural Law Deals with methods of enforcing legal rights and duties
Substantive Law Defines legal rights and duties
Ethics Collection of standards of conduct and moral judgement forming the basis for a reasoned,impartial decision as to what is right or wrong
Civil Disobedience Open, peaceful, violation of a law to protest its alleged, or supposed, injustice
Jury Panel of citizens evolved into what we know today
Injunction Stops something from being done
Bill of Rights First 10 amendments
Tort Private wrongs against people or organizations
Crime Offense against society rather than individuals
Constitutional Law When constitutions are adopted or amended or when courts interpret constitutions
Created by: hrbanda