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B-Law Practice Test 1

B-Law Practice Test 1 - WCOB 1012 Exam 1 Fall 04(Ch 1-4 1 A...

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WCOB 1012, Exam 1, Fall 04 (Ch. 1-4) 1. A violation of ______________ is a wrong against the public as a whole: A. Natural law. B. Civil law. C. Common law. D. Criminal law. E. Positive law. 2. A person who feels that a law which is morally wrong should nonetheless be followed unless and until the law is changed is adhering to a theory of: 3. Alex has been charged with the crime of attempting to take the life of an elected federal official. He was prosecuted in federal court, and the jury came back with a verdict of “not guilty.” Which of the following is correct? A. If the trial judge disagrees with the jury’s verdict, he can issue a judgment of “guilty.” B. Since Alex has been proven “innocent,” he cannot be prosecuted in state court for the same thing. C. The federal official could bring a civil lawsuit against Alex for exactly the same thing, even though Alex was found not guilty. D. If the federal prosecutor should later discover evidence which clearly demonstrates that Alex committed the crime, he can be prosecuted a second time in federal court for the same act. E. The jury’s verdict means that the defendant was able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did not commit the crime. 4. Baker’s lawyer is arguing his case before a trial court of the state of Arkansas. As a general rule, the trial judge would probably feel that she is obligated to follow precedents set by which of the following: I. Other trial judges in Arkansas. II. The Supreme Court of Arkansas. III. The Supreme Court of Texas. A. I and II only. B. I, II, and III. C. I only. B. II only. C. III only. 5. “Uniform laws” such as the Uniform Commercial Code have been passed by the various state legislatures. This is an example of: 6. The principal of following previous judicial decisions is known as:
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7. A non resident may be involuntarily sued in a particular state ONLY if the non resident: A. Has family in that state. B. Has its principal office in that state, with at least one employee. C. Owns real property in that state. D. Has established minimum contacts with that state. E. Is physically present in the state more than 30 days out of the year.
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