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notes week 1 BLAW 2013-006
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Date Created: 08/30/15
BLAW GREENHAW Chapter 1 Business and its legal environment 1 Systems a Common law English system brought over by founding fathers good due to exibility and predictability i Flexible because rules made by judges in king s name could be changed ii Predictable because the judges rulings were written down and used in similar situations b Civil law French system where legislature uses core principles and morals to write the laws 2 Classi cations a Criminal law statutory law sets out a minimum level of acceptable behavior by legislative representatives of the people ex the people vs joe i Due to law abuse in England the founding fathers felt that proof of violation of a law was needed to punish someone 1The birth of the burden of proof the people need to prove that joe did it beyond a reasonable doubt aThe BOP is what winsloses in court 95 sure gets a conviction anything less is acquittal bA grand jury of 12 is required in federal law but optional in state i Used to judge whether or not there is enough to prosecute AKA enough to ful ll the BOP ii Double leooardv cannot le charges against same person for same criminal act at the same level joe can t be retried for same thing but called a different name but can be tried at the federal level for the same crime if he was tried at the state level b Civil lawsuing for money damages caused by another s negngnce i Since freedom is not at stake the BOP is much less 51 gets a conviction 1Called preponderance instead of beyond a reasonable doubt 3 Sources of Law a EVERYTHING must comply with the constitution state law state constitution b Bill of rights contain rights that the GOVERNMENT cannot take away from anyone no protection from other people i The government doing something with people s rights state ac on
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