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1. What were the most important characteristics of the Warren Court? This was the court in place from 1953 to 1969. Earl Warren was the chief justice during this time and the court had a majority of liberal ideologies. This court used its judicial powers to expand things like civil rights, civil liberties, judicial power itself, and federal power in America. Some of the main things it accomplished were to end segregation, applying the bill of rights to the states, and stopping forced prayer at schools. 2. Define and expand on the differences between: common law, statutory law, civil law, constitutional law, criminal law, and administrative law. Common law is basically law that was set up through the use of a court case or any other form of precedent. It was simply ultimately agreed that that is how things will work. Statutory law is law that was written down somewhere. So it is set down by legislature as opposed to precedent. Civil law is the system where laws are written and collected into a system. The laws are codified and usually this does not use common law. Constitutional law is a serious of laws dealing with the way the government power is used and distributed. Criminal laws are laws that are set to prohibit certain
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