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Congress passed a law imposing penalties for displaying "indecent" material online where children could see it. If the US Supreme Court subsequently rules that the statute conflicts with the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the statute is void.
A rule that establishes who may testify on your behalf in court is an example of a substantive rule of law.
Wilfred was driving too fast for the icy road conditions and hit Sally's Car. Sally can sue Wilfred in criminal court.
In order for a federal court to have jurisdiction, there must be a federal question involved and at least $75,000 in dispute.
An appeals court can rule that a trial court's ultimate ruling was correct even if the trial court made some minor errors during the trial.
The doctrine of stare decisis, though vital to the creation of the common law when this country was settled, is not important to our modern, complex society.
While at the park, Tasha saw a small child fall into the lake. Tasha did not know the child. Under the common law of most states, Tasha has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to assist the child if Tasha is able to provide positive assistance and the assistance will not jeopardize Tasha's well being.
If the President vetoes a bill and if both the House and Senate repass the bill by a two-thirds margin, the bill becomes a law.
By creating three independent and equal branches of the federal government, the U.S. Constitution limited the federal government's power.
Hall was arrested for burning the U.S. flag in a protest of governmental policy. His action is protected under the first amendment's guarantee of free speech because the flag burning is considered symbolic speech.
If Gloria threw a rock which hit Merle, she is liable for an intentional tort of battery only if she intended to injure or harm Merle.
A sales clerk at Braybon's Department store observed a customer remove a ring from a display case and put it in her purse. In most states, Braybon's will be able to detain the customer for suspicion of shoplifting.
Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for conduct that is extreme and outrageous
Krista, the director of sales at Trein, Inc., had supervised Rex's work for eight years. Rex applied for a job at E-Presto, Inc. E-Presto called Krista for a recommendation. In giving the recommendation, Krista will be protected from a claim of defamation by a qualified privilege provided she acts in good faith.
In a strict liability case, the courts still consider if the defendant acted in a reasonable and prudent manner.
In order for the government to obtain a criminal conviction, it must prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Criminal defendants have the right to a lawyer at all important stages of the criminal process.
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