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

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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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Courts • Key Documents: – Article III of the U.S. Constitution – The Judiciary Act of 1789 • The tiers of the federal courts – Federal District Courts: trial courts
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course CRIM c7 taught by Professor Seron during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.

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

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