Chp 1 Foundation of Law...Glenn
Terms in this set (20)
The moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions; laws based on the England rules
Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
laws passed by a state or the federal legislature or local cities/councils
Common law orginated in
(n.) decisions made by the highest court of any state; an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
all rules and regulations that executive branch of gov must use to carry out laws
The universal rule rooted in natural law which teaches that we should treat others as we would want to be treated
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
Final federal appellate court ("court of last resort"). Hears appeals from Circuit Courts (certiorari petition / rule of 4). Only hears "important" constitutional cases./ Each state has a supreme court
rules of conduct established by the government to maintain stability and justice are called
fundamental legal document in US; lay out fundamental rights of citizens and the responsibilities of governments in broad terms, leaving specifics to other forms of law
Bill of Rights
A formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1-10, and in all state constitutions.
Any law or government actions that violates the constitution.
Legislatures often give the power to regulate a particular kind of activity.
A person who does not care about social values.
A law that governs relationships between individuals and defines their legal rights.
Laws dealing with offenses against society (murder, rape, arson). Prosecuted by the government, violation results in fines or prison sentences
The United States has a __________ court systems.
two/federal and state courts
(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
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