This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Law – a body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and their society • Primary source of law – a document that establishes the law on a particular issue o Constitutional Law – derived from the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions o Statutory Law – the body of law enacted by legislative bodies Ordinance – a regulation enacted by a city or county legislative body that becomes part of that state’s statutory law Uniform Law – a model law created by the NCCUSL and/or the ALI. If a state decides to adopt the law, it becomes statutory law in that state (only a template until adopted) o Administrative Law – law created by administrative agencies in the form of rules, regulations, orders and decisions o Case Law – Rules of law announced in court decisions. Interpretations of judicial precedents, statutes, regulations, and constitutional provisions State Decisis – common law doctrine under which judges are obligated to...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '09
- Constitutional Law