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Exam 3 Notes - The Courts A. the French legal tradition-as...

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The Courts A. the French legal tradition-as opposed to British system. LA is much more like rest of the world a. civil law vs. common law i. common law is british law system. ii. Civil law is French. iii. These refer how cases are decided. In other states, common law, cases are decided on other judges decision. Other cases. Based on a common understanding. Judges interrupt law a certain way, based on a case or on the constitution. Common law tradition, judges look at old cases. iv. Civil law-based on French legal code. Napoleonic code. Legislator takes laws and says how law should be interpreted. They will tell judges how to make decision. Legislator passes a law on something, and then passes a code on how judges should rule on that law. They don’t look at other judges for help. v. Civil law also means non criminal law. Ex. Divorces. vi. LA bar is only good in LA. In our state courts. B. the courts a. national vs. state i. C. the judges Nov. 28 Judge goes to see if legislator has passed a way that you should interrupt the law. Napoleonic code-example of code law. LA is not different b/c of this code but is different code type. LA did pass in its family law inheritance law. B. the courts the courts a. national vs. state US LA Supreme Court (Washington DC) Supreme Court NO Appeals Court (11) (NO) Appeals Court (5) NO District Courts (NO) District Courts (42) NO
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2009 for the course POLI 2056 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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Exam 3 Notes - The Courts A. the French legal tradition-as...

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