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C7+Lecture+04-08-10 - Legal Pluralism Multiple forms of law...

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Legal Pluralism Multiple forms of law: E.g., - Congressional laws; - Administrative rules; - norms, practices. Multiple legal systems: E.g., - Federal, state, and local courts; - administrative agencies; - international tribunals;
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Legal pluralism, Condt . Forms and systems of law may – Complement each other; – Compete with each other; – Cross-fertilize. – Depends on historical, social, political, and cultural context.
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The Judicial Branch Civil Liberties – Freedom of speech – Freedom of religion Civil rights – Trial by jury – Voting Statutory rights – enacted by the Congress e.g., the Civil Rights Act of 1964. • Equality – 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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The Challenge Do these rights and liberties apply to us as citizens of the United States, citizens of a state, or both?
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