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January 15, 2008 Law v. ethics, morals, justice - If two people enter an agreement in a written contract, it is not always binding. - law : a body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and their society. - ethics : moral principles and values applied social behavior. - morals : portraying to or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical. - justice : fairness; moral rightness; a scheme or system of law in which every person receives their due from the system including all rights, both natural and legal. Sources and dimensions of law : - Positive law : the body of conventional, o written, law of a particular society at a particular society at a particular point in time. - 4 types: 1. constitutional law : law that is based on the US constitution of the various states 2.
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Unformatted text preview: statutory law : the body of the law enacted by the legislative bodies (as opposed to constitutional law, administrative law, or case law). 3. administrative law : the body of law created by administrative agencies (in the form of rules, regulations, orders, and decisions) in order to carry out their duties and responsibilities. 4. common law : the body of law developed from custom or judicial decisions in English and US courts, not attributable to legislature. (federal, state, and local.)- Natural law : law that pertains to a particular notion (as opposed to international law).- Legal realism : scholars question the judges and their decisions. Judges are people, and people need to take in account of their values/background, what makes them think/thick. They have lots of differences in personalities. Many lawyers scope out judges based off personality....
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