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Emmilyn Murphy Review Questions (Chapters 1-4) 1. Law is that which must be obeyed and followed by citizens, subject to sanctions or legal consequences; a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having binding legal force. 2. English Common Law 3. Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branches 4. Statutes are written laws that establish certain courses of conduct that covered parties must adhere to. Ordinances are laws enacted by local government bodies, such as cities and municipalities, counties, school districts, and water districts. 5. Precedent is a rule of law established in a court decision. 6. Limited-Jurisdiction trial courts, general-jurisdiction trial courts, intermediate appellate courts, and highest state ourt 7. U.S. District Courts 8. There are 13 U.S. Court of Appeals 9. The function of the U.S. Supreme Court’s function is to hear appeals from federal circuit courts of appeals. 10. Federal question jurisdiction are cases about the U.S. Constitution, treaties, and federal statutes and regulations. Diversity of citizenship is when a lawsuit involves citizens of different states or a citizen of a state and a citizen or subject of a foreign country. 11. Exclusive jurisdiction is what federal courts have to hear cases involving federal crimes,
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  • Spring '14
  • Broome,Ma
  • Business Law, Exclusive jurisdiction

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