Comm 407 Week 1 Study Guide_Quiz 1
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Keilani Trias on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to 407 at California State University - Fullerton taught by Jason Shepard Jason Shepard in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 213 views. For similar materials see Communications Law in Journalism and Mass Communications at California State University - Fullerton.
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Date Created: 01/27/16
Comm 407 Study Guide_Quiz 1 Ch. 1 Key Terms: Precedent- A previous case that courts rely on when making decisions for future cases with similar issues/facts. Stare decisis- “let the prior law or decision stand” *sometimes a court will overturn a decision!* Federalism- A dual court system that consists of federal (upper) and state (lower) courts. Jurisdiction- The way federalism determines which court has right to make decision over certain cases. Tort- The cause of action when someone wants to sue someone else. “Rule of 4”- Four out of nine justice must approve in order to move on with an act/listen to a case. Know the 5 types of laws: 1) Constitutional 2) Common law 3) Statutory law 4) Equity law 5) Administrative law *IN THE COURTS OF APPEALS THERE ARE 12 CIRCUITS. CALIFORNIA IS IN THE 9TH (and largest) CIRCUIT Federal Court System: U.S. District Courts—> U.S. Courts of Appeals —> U.S. SUPREME COURT! State Court System: (for California) Superior Courts —> Appeals Courts —> CA SUPREME COURT “Potential” Syllabus Questions: -How many quizzes are issued this semester? -How many exams are issued this semester? -What types of extra credit are offered for this course? -True/False: Video lectures are mandatory to view prior to attending class -True/False: In-class meetings are Monday, Wednesday, Friday
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