CH one - 2008-10-01 CHAPTER ONE Classification of Law State...

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05:18 CHAPTER ONE Classification of Law State Law/ Federal Law Public Law/ Private Law Criminal Law/ Civil Law Public Law - (ex) criminal law State V. Smith  (criminal action/ public) When Smith bashes head of Jones to rob him and splits his head open The state will take him to court not Jones Jones could also sue Smith and it would then be Jones V. Smith (civil action/  private) In a  civil suit , you have to have (3 things) Liability —some chance of proving something is wrong; witness to Smith Hitting  Jones Damage —(Jones’s head being split open, or a car in a car accident) Solvent Defendant — Someone being able to pay (if robber rich then you have a  solvent defendant, if robber is poor then you do not) OJ Simpson Case Not guilty in criminal case Liable in civil (he has $) case Sources of Law Constitution     Federal constitution State constitution (every state had there own) Legislation
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