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Unformatted text preview: The Legal Environment Enforceable rules What is meant by enforceable?  Examples Notice for quitting a job Tour de France Others Constitutions (+Treaties)  Statutes  Regulations  Private law (contracts)  Court cases (common law) Interpreting the above In situations where no other source Why needed Constitution Practical reasons  Examples Drinking Age (Reason?) Contract Child support Probate 1790: 3 million people  2008: Over 300 million people  Still, one president, one Congress, One Supreme Court  Consequence: Agencies Can perform all 3 functions of govt. Court decisions  Become precedent for later similar cases ( stare decisis)  Goal is for the law to be common, or the same, in all courts of the jurisdiction  Used where no statute  Used where statute is vague or does not address a situation Questions of Law...
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