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15 Cards in this Set

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COmmon Law
"case" or "Judge Made" law. Came from England.
Stare Decisis
to hold the decision
Law of Equity
Emphasis on fairness not precedent
Federal Preemption
country over rules state
Judicial Review
power of the courts to declare invalid any law or official act of the other branches of government that is unconstitutional
Trial courts
where it begins, fact finding
Intermidiate courts of appeal
(Appellate court)
Law reviewing
Courts of final appeal
one per systemcan affirm or reverse and then remand
person creatin court action
person who won and is being appealed
enabaling legislation
gives powers to angencies to enforce the law
supremacy clause
establishes the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. treaties as "the supreme law of the land."
writ of cerotiorari
an appellate court issues to a lower court in order to review its judgment for legal error and review
political speech
most highly protected
commercial speech
mimited protection