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Business Law 1.01

Ethics Sources Of Law & Legal System

Administrative Law Body of rules created by government agencies (Ex. Federal Communications Commission)
Case Law Based on an appealed case Appellate court issues a ruling based on their decision New rules in deciding the appealed case Sets precedence for similar future cases
English Common Law Result of custom-based laws being unified by courts in England
Ethics Rules used to determine the difference between right and wrong
Greatest Good Examines whether the action will cause the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
Law of Precedent In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case that establishes a principle or rule. This principle or rule is then used by the court or other judicial bodies use when deciding later cases with similar issues or facts.
Statutory Law Act of a legislature that declares, prescribes, or commands something. Specific law expressed in writing. Local statutes or laws are usually called "ordinances. “
The Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
Consequential Ethical Reasoning Alternative ways to change the current situation Evaluates each alternative Generates the greatest good
Rule Based Ethical Reasoning Fundamental ethical rule Either a recognized authority or human reasoning Acts themselves are judged as right or wrong
Ethics as Reflected in U. S. Laws and the U. S. Constitution Laws are judged to be right or good when they affect the majority of the people in a positive manner
Department of Homeland Security-Their primary mission is: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States. Reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism. Minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the US.
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Mission Enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States Bring forward organizations and principal members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacturing, or distribution of controlled substances.
Executive Branch Consists of the President and the Vice President, of the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Mission is to uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal statutes.
Judicial Branch Consists of the U. S. Supreme CourtDecides on the constitutionality of any statute passed by the legislative branch
Legislative Branch Consists of the U. S. Senate and the U. S. House of Representatives.
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Division of the N.C. Department of Justice. Assists local law enforcement with criminal investigations.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Reduce collisions and make the highways as safe as possible. Active patrol and enforcement of N. C. State statutes and laws for motor vehicle operation.
Police Departments (local) Within the corporate limits of their city or jurisdiction and one mile outside these limits. Same powers that are vested to all officers by statute and common law, to enforce the laws and statutes of the State of N. C.
United States Marshal Service - Apprehend federal fugitives Protect the federal judiciary Operate the Witness Security Program Transport federal prisoners Seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities
Created by: AsianKid



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