Introduction to Law
Sources of law: o Where does law come from? U.S. Constitution U.S. Federal Laws State Constitutions State Laws Local laws Courts: o State and federal courts: U.S. Federal Court System (each state has its own system): U.S.
Contempt of Court a. `summary contempt i. if the contempt occurs in the courtroom, judge often uses summary contempt ii. no trial on the contempt citation; immediate punishment b. civil contempt i. open-ended jail time and/or daily fine ii.
Jones must prove that her picture was used for trade purposes without her permission. She must also prove publication and identification. She can prove this because Sleazy Lottery Co. has used her picture on a billboard advertisement for the lottery
TEST 2 LIBEL defemation : what others think about you
o proof in court: must show a substantial and respectable minority (have a respectable world view) of the community thinks less of you 1. respectable minority 2. accusation of a serious crime 3.
JOUR 4651 Study Guide: Exam 3, Spring 2014
Heres the range of topics that may appear on Exam 3, and the principles you
should know, in order to apply them in a hypo.
General Principle of Access:
o From the prison cases :
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Preparing for Exam 2
Libel: Be sure you know
o Libel: Law meant to protect reputation. Allows a
persona who believes his or her reputation has been
injured to file a claim against the party responsible.
The three basic eleme