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ESP+161+Sources+of+the+lawApril09 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Sources of the Law
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This is a course in Environmental law. Where do you find the law?
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I. SOURCES OF THE LAW 1. Statutes (Codes), Constitutions Passed by the Legislature (or the people-- initiative) 2. Administrative law/Regulations Agencies give more detail on how they will implement the statute 3. Cases Common Law Judges interpret the law
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I. SOURCES OF THE LAW 1. Statutes (Codes), Constitutions Passed by the Legislature (or the people-- initiative) Legislative 2. Regulations Agencies give more detail on how they will implement the statute Executive 3. Cases Judges interpret the law Judicial
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SOURCES OF THE LAW Federal Constitution Constitution Bill of rights (first 10 amendments) Other amendments (27 in all) Get a copy—find 1. Supremacy Clause 2. Fifth Amendment 3. commerce clause 4. powers of federal courts 5. property clause State Constitution Long, many amendments Some propositions amend
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Sources of the Law—Federal Statutes United States Code (USCA, USCS) 50 different titles (topics such as Public Contracts, Public Health and Welfare, Public
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course ESP 161 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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