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Statutes - state, federal, localb.
Stare decisis - lower courts obey higher courtsi.
Precedent - pas decisions govern similar cases ii.
Plaintiff - person who files lawsuitiii.
Defendant - person against whom suit has been filed iv.
Courts (case law or common law)c.
Give informal adviceiii.
Rulings can be appealed to courtsiv.
Administrative - Agencyd.
Sources of LawI.
Federal vs State
In what court can this case be tried?
Rights between persons1.
Usually $ damages; no jail2.
Prove by a preponderance of evidence3.
Act against the public
Jail or fine
Prove beyond a reasonable doubt
What are the threshold requirements of a case?
What is the trial process?
Original: trial courts
The Court SystemII.
1.3 Court System
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