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Test 1 Study Guide - Keepingthepeace Maximizingfreedoms...

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Keeping the peace Encouraging moral standards Promoting Social Justice Maintaining the status quo Facilitating orderly change Providing a basis for compromise Facilitating planning Maximizing freedoms 90 percent of lawsuits settled before a trial
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civil law – unbound by precedent, written out instead of interpreted, Roman and Germanic  inspired, can be enforced by private parties criminal law – punishments for those who do not comply, only enforced by gov. common law/ case law/ judge-made law – 3 courts – English judges, through decisions of  courts, precedent statutes – enacted by Congress and State legislatures to establish courses of conduct to be  followed stare decisis – adherence to precedent plaintiff –person who originally brings the lawsuit defendant – person lawsuit is originally brought against appellant/ respondent – one who appeals the original decision of the court appellee – the party who must answer the appellant’s call Chapter 3 exclusive jurisdiction - concurrent jurisdiction in rem jurisdiction – over objects, not people
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