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Running head: LAW AS A LIVING BODY 1 Law as a Living Body CJS/220 May 15, 2011
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LAW AS A LIVING BODY 2 Law as a Living Body The law on the books term often refers to the written laws. Laws in action refer to the law being handed down during court proceedings and is used by judges, juries, lawyers and attorneys for the state and district attorneys. When law in action is used in courts it comes from the written laws that are on the books. The laws on the books are backed by the United States Constitution. Our Constitution of the United States also has amendments to it, which do constantly get added to. These amendments are also protection and rights for United States citizens. Just as the United States has various populations and changing types of crime, the laws have to be amended or changed as well to keep up with the population that is growing in the United States. This is also known as the law as a living body. The common legal law system in the United States is made up of both the written laws called statues and by court precedents which make up a large part of the common laws in a common law system. The objectivity of the law serves to solidify the concept of due process. Due Process
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