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36 Cards in this Set

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Administrative Law

Rules & Procedures established by regulatory agencies

Bill of Rights

First ten amendments to the U S Constitution

Case Law

Type of law made when an appellate court endorses a rule to be used in deciding court cases


Membership in a civil and political community

Civil Disobedience

Open, peaceful violation of a law thought to be unjust

Civil Law

Group of laws used to provide remedy for wrongs against individuals

Civil Rights

Personal, human rights recognized and guaranteed by the US Constitution

Common Law

Law based on current standards or customs of the people.

Constitutional Law

Law made when the fundamental, supreme law of the land is adopted, amended or interpreted

Due Process of Law

Constitutional requirement for fundamental fairness in our legal and court system

English Magna Carta

Basis charter for the constitutional liberties of England


Standards of fair and honest conduct applied to social behavior


Enforceable rules of conduct in a society

Legal Duty

Obligations of standards of conduct toward other persons that are enforceable by law

Natural Rights

Rights to which all persons are entitled because they are human beings; also known as moral rights

Political Rights

Constitutional rights of an individual to participate in government, including right to vote or hold public office


Cases decided in the same state and in the same or higher court that provides an example or authority for deciding later cases involving identical or similar situations

Procedural Law

Defined legal rules or methods for processing civil and criminal cases through the court system

Statutory Law

Law created by a legislative body; may be at the local, state or federal levels

Substantive Law

Law that defines duties, establishes rights, and prohibits wrongs

U.S. Constitution

Document that consists of seven articles that provide a workable framework for our federal government


Law that conflicts with a constitution and is therefore invalid

1st stage of growth in law

Free to take revenge

2nd stage of growth in law

Award of money or goods are given

3rd stage of growth in law

Leader gives power to system of courts

4th stage of growth in law

Leader acts to prevent wrongs

English Common Law

Feudal barons acted as judges within their territories; disputes were settled on basis of customs

Roman Civil Law

Written & organized comprehensive sets of statutes; typically only changed by central conference


Legislative laws enacted by state or federal legislators


Pieces of legislative laws created by a town or city council or by a county board or commission quorum court

Civil Law

Affects an individual

Criminal Law

Affects society

Procedural law

Procedure things have to go in

Substantive Law

Establishes duties, prohibits wrongs; says what you can or can't do

Business Law

Rules that apply to business situations and transactions

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Governs area like sales or goods, etc.