Law and Society levels of legal system

Law and Society levels of legal system - higher court...

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Legal system is broken into three different levels: 1) Supreme Court 2) Appelate Court 3) Trial Court (at the bottom) - Under stare decisis, when the highest court makes decision, other courts must follow the ruling,
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Unformatted text preview: higher court ruling creates precedent all lower courts must follow- If a lower court gives a decision you do not like, you can appeal to a higher court ex: Amanda Knox Case...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 349 taught by Professor Mcdowell during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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