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A Student: _______________________________________________________________________________________ True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False 1. The executive branch of the government is responsible for overseeing the legal system. 2. The U.S. court system is organized solely at the federal and state levels. 3. Trial courts hear cases involving criminal and civil law. 4. Criminal law defines crimes, establishes punishments, and includes payment for personal injury. 5. Laws regulating marriage and the payment for personal injuries are part of our body of civil law. 6. Laws regulating marriage and personal injury liability are part of our body of criminal law. 7. Business law creates the legal framework for the enforcement of criminal statutes. 8. Appellate courts hear the appeals of decisions made at the trial court level brought by the losing party in the case. 9. Businesses today prefer to have the government set the standards for acceptable behavior. 10. Business law refers to a body of regulations that, when enforced, provides a framework within which business may be conducted. 11. Business law is enforceable by the courts. 12. The government's involvement in governing the behavior of business people seems to be increasing. 13. Statutory law refers to written legislation. 14. Common law is the body of law established through legislative action by Congress. 15. Common law is based on the precedent of earlier court decisions. 16. The language used in statutory law often requires interpretation by the courts. 17. Lower courts must abide by the precedents set by higher courts. 18. Administrative agencies actually have a greater impact on businesses than courts do. 19. Administrative agencies are given the power by Congress to pass rules and regulations within a specific area of authority. True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False True False 20. The Federal Trade Commission enforces laws and guidelines regarding unfair business practices. 21. The Federal Trade Commission acts to stop false and deceptive advertising and labeling. 22. Public utility commissions are federal agencies. 23. Congress is responsible for passing legislation that is enforced by the judiciary. 24. Congress prohibited discrimination against people with physical disabilities when they enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is an example of common law. 25. When John Dough was brought to court accused of robbing a bank, he was prosecuted under civil law. ... View Full Document

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