BLCh1 - 1 LEGALHERITAGEANDTHE INFORMATIONAGE 31) According...

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31) According to the text, what is the definition of "law?" A) the list of actions a person must not perform B) a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by a controlling authority C) the acts a person must perform in order to ensure fairness D) optional rules for members of society to follow or ignore as they see fit 32) Which of the following is not a general function of the law? A) shaping moral standards B) maintaining the status quo C) encouraging individual justice D) facilitating orderly change 33) When statutes are passed only after considerable study, debate, and public input, this is an example of which function of the law? A) maintaining the status quo B) facilitating orderly change C) keeping the peace D) shaping moral standards E) encouraging individual justice 34) What was the U.S. Supreme Court's reaction to a case in which a business executive was found guilty of aiding and abetting in the bribery of an Internal Revenue Service agent even though the Internal Revenue Service agent had been found not guilty of the bribery in a separate trial? A) Because one of the defendants had been found guilty, both should have been found guilty. B) Because one of the defendants had been found not guilty, they both should have been found not guilty. C) Because of the inconsistent outcomes, a third combined trial was ordered to reconcile the different outcomes. D) The decisions in both cases were thrown out, making it possible, though not mandatory, that one or both defendants would have to face another trial. E) This simply underscores the fact that there is always the possibility that different juries might reach different results in a given situation. 35) According to Judge Jerome Frank, uncertainty in the law: A) is an unfortunate accident B) should be avoided whenever possible C) is of immense social value D) does not exist in the U.S. legal system 36) The concept of flexibility in the law is best illustrated by: A) the use of precedent to decide similar cases in similar ways B) passing statutes that purposely do not address precisely how they would apply in all situations C) the use of appointed judges rather than elected judges D) imposing mandatory penalties for criminal violations E) setting a fixed amount of damages applicable to all wrongful death cases 1 LEGAL HERITAGE AND THE  INFORMATION AGE 1
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37) Which doctrine was overturned in the case of Brown v. Board of Education ? A) the legality of poll taxes B) the permissibility of separate but equal facilities C) allowing only white males to vote D) the acceptability of paying women less than men for comparable work E) different working hours for male and female factory workers 38) One of the goals of feminist legal theory is to: A) place as many women in legal decision-making roles as possible B) ensure that law schools graduate approximately equal numbers of men and women C) have the courts use a "reasonable woman" standard in evaluating the conduct of women D) usher in an era where women hold the bulk of the power in the legal system
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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