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Laws enacted by legislatures statutes
Laws based on judges’ decisions that have been handed down case law
The body of law that provides the framework which outlines the powers of a government and the rights and duties of the people it governs Constitutional law
The supreme law in the land US Constitution
Laws made by local governments ordinances
The first ten amendments to Constitution Bill of Rights
Court decision which establishes the principle for other cases that follow is called precedent
Agencies are created by Congress with delegated power to pass regulations Administrative law
Law deals with the disputes between individuals Civil law
Law that deals with punishable offenses between the state and an individual Criminal law
standard of proof whereby the claims are most likely true Preponderance of the Evidence
burden of proof in a criminal case which must be unanimous Beyond a reasonable doubt
Party that brings a lawsuit in a civil offense Plaintiff
Party that brings a lawsuit in a criminal offense State
Penalty in a civil case Money/compensation for injuries or damages
Penalty in a criminal case Imprisonment, fine or community service
Created by: MrsLAR



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