Ch2 PP2 Where Law Comes From (Legislative Branch) Part 1 (2.25.08)

Ch2 PP2 Where Law - Ch 2 Where the Law Comes From PP2 Legislative Branch Statutes Legislatures Legislators Legal Reading The Legislative Branch of

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Ch. 2: Where the Law Comes Ch. 2: Where the Law Comes From From PP2: Legislative Branch: PP2: Legislative Branch: Statutes, Legislatures & Legislators
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Legal Reading Legal Reading The Legislative Branch of Government The Legislative Branch of Government Lesson: Lesson: One place the law comes from is from One place the law comes from is from legislatures legislatures
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Who Are Our Legislators? Our legislators are the Senators and Representatives in Congress 2 Senators per state, each serving 6 year terms Representatives are apportioned based on population (CA has 53 Representatives while AZ has 8), each having 2 year terms
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What Legislatures Do What Legislatures Do Consider societal needs Manage divergent interests in the society peacefully
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To accomplish this, they: To accomplish this, they: Gather relevant facts and opinion Decide what are the true and important facts Debate the need for potential laws Develop draft laws Debate the desirability of those drafts Pass statutes (legislation) Create and fund bureaucracies to administer laws and to serve other governmental objectives
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYC 277 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Ch2 PP2 Where Law - Ch 2 Where the Law Comes From PP2 Legislative Branch Statutes Legislatures Legislators Legal Reading The Legislative Branch of

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