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Race
People belonging to the same stock and background, very general
Defacto
voluntary segragation, people choose to segragate them selves, in fact or in reality
Dejure
segragation that is required by law
Discrimination
a difference in treatment based on something other than an individual's merit
Prejudice
preconcieved judgement or opinion formed without just grounds and usually not sufficeint knowledge
Stereotype
mind set or mental picture held concerning members of a group= represents an over simplified opinion and lacks critical judgment
Racist
The belief that racial differences produce an inherant superiority of a particular race
Damages:
Compensentroy and punivtive
Compensentory- purposes to return the victim to the position they woudl have been had the wrong not occured
Punitive- To punish the wrong doer- no connection to compensation-used to deter
Law
Fed and State
Rules and regulations that soc. needs to obide by
Fed-set up by constitution
Sources of Law
Common law-passed from generation to generation
Case law- judicial branch/interpreted
Statutory- Written law
Three brances of government
Legislative-Make the law- Congress
Executive- to enforce the law
Judicial- Interpret the law-supreme court
US District Courts
94 of them, trial courts, where the case is orginiated
Plaintiff vs Defendant
Prosecuter vs Defendant
Plaintiff is the person that is filing the law suit
Defendant is the party against who the law suit was filed
The word prosecuter is used in a criminal case and plaintiff in a civil case
Appeals
This is a higher court that reviews the decision of the lower court
Party names changed to the Appellant and Appelee
US court of Appeals
Only 13
Expensive
No witnesses
no testimony
they just look at the transcript of the original case, and ask the attorneys for breifs of the case
takes to much time
risky
Briefs
written reports that are persuasive instead of entire transcript of case
Actions of Appeal court
Affirmative
Reverse lower court decision
Remand-send it back to lower court
Supreme court
If still not satisfied it is taken to supreme court, 1, discrretionary appeal- they do not have to hear the case, the supreme court had dual jurisdiction- orginial and appeal jurisdiction