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Administrative Studies
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ADMS 2610
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Robert Levine

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Chapter 1Mini case 2A coastal province passed a law prohibiting boats and ships from dumping waste along its shoreline A ships captain was later charged with commission of such as offence What defense may exist to such a chargeThe ships captain may have been part of the civil code system in which the written law sets out private rights of the citizens of the stateCase 3In the year 1555 Maxwell was drunk lost control of his horse and killed a child He was executed for his crime In the year 1955 Sharon was sober lost control of her car and killed a child She was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay 100 fine In the year 2005 Karl was drunk lost control of his car and killed a child He was given one year imprisonment 1000 fine and is subject to lifetime license suspension In what way is the principle of stare decisis at work here if at allThe laws from 1555 vary from the laws of 2005 What was thought to be acceptable punishment in 1555 may not be acceptable in 1955 or 2005 Since stare decisis means to let a decision stand crimes committed in 1555 were punished in a specific manner that the judge let the decision stand since then laws may have been rewritten and redefined to match society tod
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