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What Is Law? Establishes relationships between parties Defines rights and obligations Regulates conflicting interests Is usually prohibitory Law v. equity Substantive v. procedural law Criminal v. civil law
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Developed Law Common law Judicial decisions create precedent Routinely adhering to precedents is the concept of stare decisis See Trombetta v. Conkling , Cases at 1. Enacted law Constitutions Statutes Rules or regulations
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The interplay between statutes and the common law legislatures can change the common law by statute legislatures can “legislate” the common law by statute courts interpret statutes see State v. Blowers , Cases at 4. do courts abandon precedent? see Gallagher v. St. Raymonds , Cases at 6. see Thyroff v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co . , Cases at 8.
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Social development or social evolution
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AEM 3200 taught by Professor Grossman,d. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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