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10 Cards in this Set

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The authority of a court to hear and decide a specific action
Common Law
The body of law developed from custom or judicial decisions in English and US courts, not attributable to a legislature
A court decision that furnishes an example or authority for deciding subsequent cases involving identical or similar facts
Case law
The rules announced in court decisions. Case law includes the aggregate of reported cases that interpret judicial precedents, statutes, regulations, and constitutional provisions
Commerce claus
The provision in Article 1; section 8, of the US Constitution that gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce.
Categorical imperative
A concept developed by the philosopher Immaunuel Kant as an ethical guideline for behavior. In deciding whether an action is wrong or right, or desirable or undesirable, a person should evaluate the action in terms of what would happen if everybody else in the same situation, or category acted the same way
Moral minimum
The minimum degree of ethical behavior expected of a business firm, which is usually defined as compliance with the law
Long arm statute
A state statute that permits a state to obtain personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendents. A defendent must have "minimum contacts" with that state for the statute to apply
The testimony of a party to a lawsuit or a witness taken under oath.
A series of written questions for which written answers are prepared, usually with the assistance of the party's attorney, and then signed under oath by a party to a lawsuit.