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The Courts & Legislation
Transcript of The Courts & Legislation
The Courts: Role and Structure
Brief: primary form of legal analysis for all legal professionals.
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Recap: U.S. Law
Legislatures and courts both have responsibility for making law. The legislature has broad power to pass legislation, with general and forward looking impact. The courts create the common law by ruling on individual controversies raised by past actions and by interpreting legislation. Generally, legislation is superior to the common law except where the courts determine that legislation violates the Constitution.
Review Questions for Chapter 2
State and federal courts operate
, but have similar 3 - tier structures: trial courts, appellate courts, and courts of last resort.
"common law" aka "case law."
3 purposes of legislation:
protective, remedial, & procedural
Review Questions for Chapter 3
Assignment 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Legislation is subject to executive veto and judicial review
Generally, legislation is superior to common law. But...
Facts + Legal Issue (Question) + Law + Rule (Explanation & Answer)
Review Case Brief Format
Assignment 2.2 & 2.3
Brief EEOC case