Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (13):
Agencies (such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission) that the legislative and executive branches of federal and state governments are empowered to establish.
The statutes enacted by the legislative branches of the federal and state governments are organized by topics into code books.
Constitution of the United States of America
The supreme law of the United States.
Doctrine of stare decisis
Latin: "to stand by the decision." Adherence to precedent.
English Common Law
Law developed by judges who issued their opinions when deciding a case. The principles announced in these cases became precedent for later judges deciding similar cases.
A order issued by a member of the executive branch of the government.
A decision about an individual lawsuit issued by a federal or state court.
The philosophy or science of law.
That which must be obeyed and followed by citizens, subject to sanctions or legal consequences; a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having binding legal force.
Law enacted by local government bodies, such as cities and municipalities, counties, school districts, and water districts.
A rule of law established in a court decision. Lower courts must follow the precedent established by higher courts.
Written law enacted by the legislative branch of the federal and state governments that establishes certain courses of conduct that must be adhered to by covered parties.