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Unformatted text preview: 01.19 Matthew Jones; office hours: 12:30-2, Tue/Thurs ; VKC 308 Nature of law + legal system, main question: - To what extent does law capture morality Natural law: law = justice (for the most part, it connects to big ideas of justice)- No relativistic sense... whats there is there, now dont bother arguing- No matter what goes on, you know whats right and wrong- Big problem with administering justice (Nazi Germany) Historic law: law emanates from social customs, societal values, etc. Rules should be consistent so that people can work around and with those rules this lets stuff work. Rules of the game >>> justice of ones human attitude 01.26 Department of Justice: run by the Attorney General 94 state Attorney Generals (when there is a state law with some sort of gray area and the Court hasnt ruled on it, the State Attorney General makes the final call) District Attorney owns you eventually Solicitor General: defends the government; represents governmental interests (presidents rep)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course POSC 130g taught by Professor Below during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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