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Unformatted text preview: : Written law enacted by the legislative branch. 2. Ordinances : Enacted by local government bodies (e.g. cities, municipalities, school districts). Executive orders : Issued by a member of the executive branch. Regulations & Orders of Administrative Agencies 1. Administrative agencies : May be created by the legislative & executive branches of both federal & state governments to enforce & interpret statutes. 2. Agencies are usually empowered to adopt administrative rules & regulations that have the force of law. 3. Their decisions are called orders . Judicial Decisions: Doctrine of Stare Decisis (“to stand by the decision”) 1 Business Law Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 Ch. 1: Legal Heritage & the Information Age 1. Past court decisions become precedent for deciding future cases 2. Lower courts must follow the precedent established by higher courts 2...
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