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Legal Heritage and the Information Age Pages 1 - 16 1. Definition of Law a. “Body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force. That which must be obeyed and followed by citizens and subject to sanctions or legal consequences is a law.” 2. Functions of the Law a. Keep the Peace b. Shape moral standards c. Promote social justice d. Maintain status quo e. Promote economic prosperity 3. Schools of Jurisprudential thought a. Natural Law b. Historical School c. Analytical School d. Sociological School e. Command School f. Economic School 4. Derivation of U.S. Law a. English Common Law i. Definition – Law as derived from decisions made in the courts of England (and then the United States).
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Stare Decisis iii. Derivation of English Common Law (1) Judeo-Christian values (2) Roman law (3) French law iv. Law Courts v. Equity Courts 5. Sources of U.S. Laws a. Federal i. Federal Constitution ii. Treaties iii. U.S. Code iv. Executive Orders – Regulations v. Common Law b. State i. Federal Constitution ii. U.S. Code iii. Federal Regulations iv. State Constitution v. State Statutes vi. State Regulations vii. State Common Law c. County and City i. Federal Constitution ii. U.S. Code iii. Federal Regulations iv. State Constitution v. State Statutes vi. State Regulations vii. Local Ordinances viii. State Common Law...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ACC 241 taught by Professor Daviddixon during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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