BA241exam1 - Chapter 1 Sources of Law Constitutional Law-...

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Chapter 1 Sources of Law Constitutional Law - the law as expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the state constitutions. The U.S. Cont. is the supreme law of the land. Statutory Law - laws (statutes and ordinance) created by federal, state, and local legislatures and governing bodies. No laws may violate the Cont. Administrative Law - The rules, orders, and decisions of federal, state, or local government administrative agencies, e.g. FDA regulations. Case Law and Common Law Doctrines - Judge-made law, including interpretations of Cont. provisions, of statutes enacted by legislatures, and of regulations created by administrative agencies. Substantive Law - consists of all laws that define, describe, regulate, and create legal rights and obligations, i.e. theft, robbery, fraud. Procedural Law - consists of all laws that delineate the methods of enforcing the rights established by substantive law, i.e. Miranda rights, due process. Civil Law - spells out the rights and duties that exist between persons and between persons and their governments, and the relief available when a person’s rights are violated. Typically, one private party sues another private party. Criminal Law
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course B A 241 taught by Professor Hippo,charlesway during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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