Sport Law HW 1 - Bryan Saul 0592-1297 Sport Law - Page12 -...

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Bryan Saul 0592-1297 Sport Law - Page12 - Questions 1-4 1. Identify and describe the major sources of U.S. Law. a. Common Law – Common Law is a legal system based on decisions of actual legal cases. Judges involved in this system will base their decisions based on previous decisions (i.e. precedents or stare decisis). b. Constitutional Law – The U.S. Government and each individual state within the U.S. have written constitutions that govern them. The law expressed in these constitutions is known as constitutional law. c. Statutory Law – Statutory Law is the law that covers such matters as crime, housing, civil rights, etc. State and federal governments are allowed to enact these laws, which are called statutes. Local governments can also enact such types of law, but they are then called ordinances. If these laws overlap, the doctrine of supremacy applies, and settles the discrepancy. d.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course SPM 6726 taught by Professor Johnspengler during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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Sport Law HW 1 - Bryan Saul 0592-1297 Sport Law - Page12 -...

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