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12 March 2008 - 12 March 2008 Revised schedule! Sources of...

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12 March 2008 Revised schedule! Sources of Law (Modern) Common Law: Compilations of English Judicial Decisions +- 1200 to Early 1800’s (Predates parliament’s creation of statutes) Constitution (Bill of Rights 1-10 amendments): Equal protection Free Speech Legality Privacy Clarity Model penal code: +-1940’s “Think Tank” – Group of lawyers public policy focus Devised MPC (Model penal code) to make legal definitions for crimes consistent throughout US. State and Federal Statutes Case Brief Analysis Facts: Relevant Facts Legal issue (What is the question that the judges have to answer?): Did police violate defendant’s right to privacy? (Legal concept) Did prosecution fail to prove Mens Rea? Has defendant proven affirmative defense? Rule of Law (holding): Concept that we’ve studied i.e. Statute, common law, constitutional, etc. Definition of concept with elements: i.e. Mens Rea, right to privacy, affirmative defense, etc. Reasoning:
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