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Exam Review Chapter 1 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Common law trail courts administrative law executive branch statue Judicial branch regulations Legislative branch constitutions Judicial branch The appellate court has the last word on interpreting a statue unless it involves the constitution then the Supreme Court is the last one If a legislative body is unhappy with how a court interprets a statue it can bring the case up to the supreme court Constitution State federal constitutional procedural law is how things work and how the legal system operates substantive law is the law that creates rights and duties Crminial law is for punishment of a crime civil is for monetary award or inunction a Criminal is guiltynot guilty civil law is liablenot liable b Criminal law is between state vs defendant civil is usually people vs people or people vs corporation c Criminal law is jury trial civil law is not normally jury trial d Criminal law is suing because of statutes civil law is normally suing for common law e Criminal law is a person is a harm to society civil someone is just upset over something the other person did f Criminal law is suing for punishment civil is to get damages paid for or an injunction g Criminal law someone is getting jail time if convicted civil must pay monetary awardinjunction True gambling is normally federal law Government is limited by the constitution It says what they can and cannot do 51 percent or more in the plaintiffs favor Preponderance of evidence is when 51 percent or more points to the defendant and that they commited the crime Chapter 5 1 2 3 4 Determine the law and facts of the case and determine which version of the facts are more credible Question of the law is there is a law that has been violated Question of facts are just facts that have been confirmed in the case it is important to know the difference because if there is a law that has been violated then they should be punished facts are just the evidence Question of fact in a murder trial there is gunshot wounds on the victim the gun was registered in the defendant s name Question of law it is illegal to kill someone Bench trial is where it is in front of a judge and the judge decides the result in the case a jury trial a jury is going over the evidence and decided guiltnot guilty 5 Majority opinion majority of jurorsjudges agree a b Dissenting opinion judge disagrees With the majority Concurring opinion judge agrees With the jury decision 6 Trial courts determine the facts and law that apply to the case appellate courts determine if a lower court made a legal error 7 Highest appellate court in mi mi supreme court a b intermediate court mi court of appeals circuit district probate courts 8 denial from the supreme court to hear the case 9 general jurisdiction has a broad range of cases it can hear must be in geographical area a b c d 6 limited jurisdiction ability for a court to hear a case original jurisdiction ability of a court to hear a case When it is initaiated appellate jurisdiction Where a case can be appealed exclusive jurisdiction one court can hear a case concurrent jurisdiction multiple courts can hear the case 10 federal questions jurisdiction or diversity jurisdiction
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