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HRT 240 Lecture 1: law chapter1

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Cal Poly Pomona
Hospitality Management
HRT 240
Edward Perez

Chapter 1 law a body of rules to which people must conform their conduct, a form of social control, a set of rules used by judges in deciding disputes 4 main sources of law: the Constitution, statues, common law, and administrative law Constitutional law the law embodied in the federal constitution, prescribing the organization and powers of the federal government, and defining rights of the people delegated powers those powers expressly allocated to the federal government in the Constitution interstate commerce business affecting more than one state, as opposed to business done between two parties in the same state legislative process the process by which the federal government, as well as other units of government (states, counties, and cities) adopt laws Congress primary lawmaking body of the federal government statutory law 2nd source of law in the U.S. promulgated by the legislature and generally agreed to by the executive (president, governor, or mayor) legislators lawmakers elected to office by the citizenry statute when a law is adopted by federal or state legislators common law the second source of law in the U.S. that consists of legal rules that have evolved not from the statutes, rather from decisions of judges and from customs and practices that obtained their authority from the test of time case decision an interpretation of the law applied by a judge to set of facts in a given case precedent a basis for deciding future cases stare decisis the matter stands decided, to give uniformity to the law administrative law
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