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SOSC 1375
Olena Kobzar

1 SOSC1375 Hard Content: Sep. 18 , 2012 th Is Law and Justice the Same Thing? - might coincide in some cases - also might not eg. Crime of necessity - Moral Ambiguities and the Law - is there always one JUST answer in a legal dispute? - Dobson vs Dobson Case  Married and 8 months pregnant, driving in a icy winter and got into an accident and damaged the “baby”  The child was born but he was “damaged” and needs 24/7 hours support  The grandfather sues the mother for the 24 hour support that the child would need because of that accident  Would this be just?  They only become a human being when they take their first breath, but the damage was done before that so she was not at fault so they could not sue them. - Sue Rodriguez  Have ALS disease  She went to court and wants to choice when she can die and how she dies  wants to get assisted suicide from a doctor to die painlessly  the court cant open up this rule because than the handicapped people might want to die at a certain point of their lives but wont regret it later on, and with this rule they wont have a chance to regret what they thought to do at that point of time.  This was why the court did not open up assisted suicide 2 CANADIAN LAW .--------------------'---------------------. | | Substantive Law Procedural Law (Statute Law and (Rules) Case Law) | .-----------------------------------------. | | Public Law Private or Civil Law | | .----------------------------. | | | | | Criminal Constitutional Administrative | Law Law Law | | .---------------------------------------. | | | | | Family Contract Tort Property Labour Law Law Law Law Law Definitions: Substantive Law - consists of all laws that set out the rights and obligations of persons. Procedural Law - outlines the steps and procedures involved in protecting and enforcing the rights given under Substantive Law, i.e. the rules of court, etc. Public Law – regulates the relationships between the state and individuals, or between states. Civil Law - regulates the personal relationships between two private parties. Criminal Law – state defined prohibitions with penalties Constitutional Law - Laws establishing the make-up of gover
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