SS.7.C.3.10 VOCAB


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case law
law established based on the outcome of former court cases
civil law
law that deals with relationships between people (rather than relationships between people and the government)
constitutional law
law that focuses on interpreting the U.S. Constitution
criminal law
law that deals with crimes and the punishments for those crimes
juvenile law
law that deals with people who are under the age of 18
military law
laws that apply only to people in the military
statutory law
laws passed by Congress or a state legislature
common law
law based on customs and prior legal decisions; used in civil cases