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SS.7.C.3.10

Sources and Types of Law

QuestionAnswer
case law law established based on the outcome of former court cases
civil law law that deals with relationships between people (rather than relationships between people and the government)
Code of Hammurabi a written code of rules that guided the ancient society of Babylon; dates back to 1772 B.C.
common law law based on customs and prior legal decisions; used in civil cases
constitutional law law that focuses on interpreting the U.S. Constitution
criminal law law that deals with crimes and the punishments for those crimes
juvenile law law that deals with people who are under the age of 18
Magna Carta a government document that limited the power of the king of England and protected the rights of the nobility; written by the English nobles in 1215
military law laws that apply only to people in the military
regulation a rule that a government agency makes to enforce a law
source a main reference or point of origin
statutory law laws passed by Congress or a state legislature
Created by: Ms Plyler
 

 



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