Chapter 2 Notes.docx - Chapter 2 Notes Need for rules and regulations which are called laws in society because without them there would be violence and

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Chapter 2 Notes: Need for rules and regulations which are called laws in society because without them there would be violence and chaos in that society Goals of law in society are harmony, stability, and justice Overall, there is justice in our legal system but nevertheless there are pockets of injustice but hopefully our legal system is moving in the right direction in establishing more justice for more people under more circumstances. The Four Written Sources of Law 1. Constitutional Law: this is the most powerful and important source of law a. The United States Constitution: this is the most powerful and important source of law, it is the supreme law of the land i. Bill of Rights: first 10 amendments ii. The united states constitution is a masterpiece not just because of the ideas expressed in it by our founding fathers but also because of the way and manner these ideas were expressed in the sense that although the us constitution is over 200 years old it hasn’t had to been changed very often despite changing times and circumstances because it is a flexible and living document iii.
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