WVU BCOR 320 - US Primary Sources (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
2
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
West Virginia University
Course:
Bcor 320 - Legal Environment of Business
Edition:
1

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BCOR 320 1nd Edition Lecture 2 Origins of laws Inherited much from British law Founding Fathers created a multi level government which guaranteed citizens rights Accumulation of precedent in legal cases makes up the common law Statutes are passed by legislative body Substantive rules state parties rights Procedural rules determine how courts should settle disputes U S primary Sources 1 Constitution U S and State 2 Statutes Passed by congress and state legislatures 3 Regulations promulgated by federal and state agencies 4 Case Law 5 Executive Orders issued by federal and state executive branch Four Roles of U S constitution 1 2 3 4 Establish structure of national government checks and balances Control relationship between national and state government Define and preserve personal liberty Allow government to perpetuate itself U S constitution Legislative branch Executive branch judicial branch Administrative agency Legislative branch Article 1 Statutes Executive branch Article 2 Executive orders Judicial Branch Article 3 Case decisions Secondary Sources of U S Law These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Books articles and comments Legal encyclopedias Restatements Classifications of law Criminal Law Dangerous behavior outlawed by society Government prosecutes accused Guilt is determined Punishment or fine is imposed Civil Law Regulates rights and duties of parties Victim not government brings suit Guilt not determined Compensation is ordered Substantive law Defines the rights of people Procedural law Establishes processes for settling disputes Public law Sets the duties of government to its citizens Private law Regulates duties between individuals



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