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York University
Social Science
SOSC 1375
Stanley Tweyman

1 th SOSC1375 Hard Content: Sep. 17 , 2013 Is Law and Justice the Same Thing? Lady of Justice: Symbolism -Scale symbolizes balance and equality -Blindfold- Blind trial, no bias women- they are impartial and unbiased Understand Canda’s court system Moral Ambiguities and the Law -Dobson vs. Dobson Case ( Ryan Dobson is a fetus to this point, the women is 8 months pregnant, accident happens and ryan needs 24 hour case for the rest of his life) Ryan sues mother because she did not support him after the age of 16 -Sue Rodriguez Although the judges sympathized with the people, yet they could not rule in favour with them because that would overturn other laws. 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. 3 Public Law – regulates the relationships between the state and individuals, or between
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