AR Business Law Ch 1 terms
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Enforceable rules of conduct in a society.
Laws grouped into an organized form.
Law based on the current standards or customs of the people.
Law dictated by a sovereign or other central authority to prevent disputes and wrongs from occurring.
Document that sets forth the framework of a government and its relationship to the people it governs
Laws enacted by legislatures.
Legislation enacted at the local level.
Law made after a trial has ended and one of the parties has appealed the result to a higher court.
The legal doctrine that requires lower courts to follow established case law in deciding similar cases ("to adhere to decided cases").
Governmental bodies created by federal, state, and local legislatures to carry out particular laws.
The group of laws that make up for wrongs against individual persons.
Laws governing the citizens' right to live in peace.
Laws defining rights and duties of conduct except those involved in enforcement.
The idea that the same ethical standards are applied to everyone.
Imagining everyone doing the same thing and then determining whether the result would be irrational, illogical, or demeaning.
Practice of deciding what is right or wrong in a reasoned, impartial manner.
An open, peaceful, violation of a law to protest its alleged or supposed injustice.
The capacity to do what is right even in the face of temptation or pressure to do otherwise.
The power to decide a case.