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Chapter One Notes January 16, 2008 Sources of Law in U.S: Common Law -made by judges when deciding cases which are not governed by constitutions, statutes, ordinances, regulations, treaties, etc. -rules followed in prior similar cases serve as precedent -some flexibility if there is a very good reason to depart from a prior case -still exists, but statutes and administrative agency regulations now govern many legal issues -is still important in cases involving contracts, torts (accident law), property and agency Most other countries do not have common law -most other countries lack common law and rely on statuettes, organized into comprehensive codes -these are sometimes called “civil law” countries (but in this sense, “civil” applies to all laws, not just non-criminal law) -common law countries are former British colonies Criminal and Civil Cases in the U.S. pp 14 Criminal Case -government v. defendant -government prosecutor -standard of proof: guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
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