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B-Law Chap 1

Vocab

TermDefinition
Laws Enforceable rules of conduct in a society that reflect the culture and circumstances that create them.
Code Laws grouped into an organized form.
Precedent Using prior cases as a guide for deciding similar new cases.
Injunction An order that prevents something from being done.
Jurisdiction The power to decide a case.
Jury Panel of citizens who help interpret society's customs.
Constitutional Law Created when constitutions are amended or adopted.
Substantive Law Law that defines legal rights and duties.
Unconstitutional When a law conflicts with a constitution.
Statutes Laws enacted by state and federal legislatures.
Ordinances Laws enacted by local legislatures.
Ethics The practice of deciding what is right or wrong in a reasoned, impartial manner.
Cyberlaw Law intended to govern the use of the Internet.
Procedural Law Law that deals with enforcing legal rights and duties.
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