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Roots U.S. Law – Where does it come from?
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Origins of Our Law -- Many Sources Inherited much from British law. Founding Fathers created a multi-level government which guaranteed citizens’ rights. Accumulation of precedent in legal cases makes up the common law.
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Role of Law in the U.S . Protect us from each other Protect us from government Maintain order
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Types of Laws Constitutions – Federal and State Statues – Federal and State Administrative Law Common Law
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Actions may be moral, but not required by law. Owning slaves in Colonial America was legal, but this violates most people’s moral standards today. Helping a hurt person is required by moral standards, but is not mandated by the law. Drunk driving is both immoral and illegal . Law and Morality LAW MORALITY
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Classifications of Law Criminal Law Civil Law Dangerous behavior outlawed by society Government prosecutes
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course BA 3301 taught by Professor Stanb during the Spring '09 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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