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alc class 3 notes - Class #3 ­ Riggs v. Palmer: Elmer...

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Class #3 Riggs v. Palmer : Elmer Palmer murdered his grandfather because he was  worried he was going to change the will and lose his inheritance. - There is no law that states Palmer can't get his money, even though he  would be convicted in criminal court. - The court determined that Palmer  could not  get the property because  the majority opinion stated that "no one should profit from their own wrongdoing". - The minority opinion believed Palmer  should  get the property because  there is no specific law that states Palmer CANNOT receive his property, even  though he murdered his grandfather. - Judges can determine a case in two ways: 1.  Civil law - judges find laws deductively within the 'pages' of our  written law. 2.   Common law - No written code to look at. It's a symbol of  general  agreement, the common practices  of the community. Judges create 
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