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History of American Law 1. Common law: law developed by judges in England. Became the basis for case precedent. Law court: law common to everyone post Norman Conquest Equity court: equitable remedies not available in law courts. 2. English Common Law in America: -common law remedies still available today. 3. Civil Law system: application of a code to a set of facts. Many times there is no case precedent applied. SOURCES of LAW in the UNITED STATES 1. U.S . Constitution : supreme law of the land. It created three branches of government:
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Unformatted text preview: Legislative (makes law), Executive (enforces law) and Judiciary (interprets and determines validity of a law). 2. STATE CONSTITUTIONS: valid unless conflict with U.S. Constitution. 3. TREATIES with FOREIGN NATIONS: become part of the supreme law of the land. 4. STATUTES: Both federal and state law. Written laws that are codified. 5. ORDINANCES: Laws developed by municpalities. 6. Executive Orders: 7. Administrative Agencies 8. Judicial decisions: stare decisis -- case precedent....
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