BLAWExam1 - Chapter1 27/08/200808:07:00 Law Rulesforlife...

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Chapter 1 27/08/2008 08:07:00 Law Rules for life Gives predictability Standards for what one can get away with Natural o Principles inherent in human nature o Murder is wrong o Parents are responsible for the kids actions o Theory Causative law derived from the natural law If there is conflict between the two, the natural law prevails Causitive o Written Federal statutes State statutes o Examples US Constitution Texas Constitution o Legal Poli Government creates the law and there is no higher law, which  must be obeyed above natural
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Historical School of law o Origin and History of the legal system Legal Realism o Not every law fits every case exactly. The judge must apply the facts of  each case to determine a decision Sociological school o Purpose of law is to promote social justice 4 Sources o Constitutions Sets forth the basic rights of the people Describes the branches of government and its limitations o Statutes Written laws adopted by states law or legislatures or Local ordinances o Administrative rules and regulations Rules made be regulatory agencies o Common Law Judge made law or court cases Hierarchy o US Constitution o Federal Statutes o State constitutions
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o State Statutes o Local ordinances o Administrative rules o Common Law Law o Courts of law Effects monetary Legal remedy o Courts of equity Non-monetary An injunction Equitable remedy Rules Whoever seeks equity, must do equity o Pg 9 Where there is equal equity, the law must prevail One seeking equity aid must have cleans hands Equity regards substance rather than form Equity aids the vigilant not those who rest on their  rights o Stare Decisis Judges must follow the precedents within the jurisdiction
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Must follow rules set by old judge rulings Binding precedence A case within the jurisdiction in a state In the state Persuasive authority One states view of jurisdiction across states Outside the state Can be used for reference Legal reasoning Process judges use for how cases end Deductive reasoning o Big idea to small idea o One must be aware of the danger for assault to occur Cannot be aware when one is asleep Linear Reasoning o Points are viewed on a line o Progression of logically connected points Reasoning by Analogy o Compare facts from one case to another case Subsidive // Procedural Substantive
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o Consists of all laws that define, describe, regulate, and create your  legal rights and obligations Must have leash on your dog to walk them Procedural o Consists of all laws that establish and regulate the manner of enforcing 
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