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Unformatted text preview: PLSC 382I • Chapter 2 starts talking about the origins of courts; when primitive societies became more stable courts became more necessary o The main function of the court is to consolidate and reintroduce harmony in a society, as well as set measures for punishments o Courts offer an alternative to force and gain respect when they provide a more predictable, more fair, and less disruptive means of settling disputers than does combat • Legislative: have the ability to regulate courts; article 3 section 1 establishes the basic for the court system • the courts can not go out and look for criminals but they must wait for them to come to them • Standing: your case your legitimate; a plaintiff must have a sufficient personal stack in the outcome of the case • Resjudicata: this deals with the idea that one can not bring a case back after it has been ruled upon in a different state, if you won or lost in one state the case can not be repeated in another because you don’t like the evidence...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2009 for the course PLSC 382I taught by Professor Kent,shanise during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.
- Spring '08