3-12 - The Courts PCSI 1014 @ Chad B. Newswander We Love...

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The Courts PCSI 1014 @ Chad B. Newswander
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2 We Love the Law… America is a Litigious Society We like to sue each other, the government, or anyone We like the drama and spectacle of the courtroom OJ Case, Laci Peterson Case, etc.
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3 Role of the Law Security Predictability Conflict Resolution Fairness Eliminate rule by decree Conservative nature
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4 Problems with the Role of Law Inefficient Laws do not cover all situations Law do not allow for drastic change Restrict the will of the people
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5 Fundamental Law v. Popular Sovereignty Law Limits… The law restricts The law forbids Popular Sovereignty Will… The people want Tension between the law and sovereignty FDR and his court packing plan
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6 American Legal Tradition Common Law Tradition Legal system based on the rulings of judges over time Precedent Previous decisions that are binding on future judges
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSCI 1014 taught by Professor Cewalcott during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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3-12 - The Courts PCSI 1014 @ Chad B. Newswander We Love...

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