chapter two definitions

chapter two definitions - code, any analogous decisions are...

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Substantive law are the rights and duties that each person has in society Divided into public law and private law Procedural law deal with the protection and enforcement of rights and duties, provides the machinery to enforce rights and duties recognized in substantive law Public law regulates the conduct of government and the relations between government and private persons Constitutional, criminal, administrative Private law are the rules governing relations between private persons or groups of persons Contracts, torts, property, trusts Common law is based on recorded reasons given by judges for their decisions Civil law is a system of codified laws, when settling disputes refer directly to the code, if not covered by the code decisions may be made by analogy from general principles of the
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Unformatted text preview: code, any analogous decisions are not binding to future analogous decisions Stare decisis latin for to stand by a previous decision Subordinate legislation is law created by administrative agencies whose authority is granted by stature in order to carry out the purposes of the legislation Canon law is law created by the Church which has its own jurisdiction and courts in matters pertaining to itself, family law, and wills Common law only offers monetary compensation whereas courts of equity could give specific performance orders to carry out a binding act Strict interpretation is the application of statute law only where the facts of the case are covered specifically by the statute...
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