Unformatted text preview: S. Constitution is the supreme law of the nation; a state constitution is the highest law within that state. Federal law is supreme in cases of conflict with state law. Chapter 1
Chapter Civil Law System – This system, which is less prevalent than common law within the United States, depends on comprehensive legislative enactments (called codes). Louisiana uses a civil law system. Chapter 1
Chapter Common Law System — Case decisions establish precedent in our common law system and must also be consulted when researching a...
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- Spring '11