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1

The constitution, statutes, and case law are sources of law in the United States

True

2

Agency regulations, presidential orders, and treaties are sources of law in the United States.

True

3

Stare decisis refers to the doctrine of_____

Precedent

4

The supremacy clause states that the U.S constitution is the supreme law of the land

True

5

Civil law establishes the duties _____ _____ _____

Between private parties

6

Substantive law establishes the rights and duties of ______ ___ ________

People in society

7

Procedural law establishes how to ______ the rights and duties of people in society

Enforce

8

Jurisprudence refers to the ________ __ ____ as well as the collection of laws

Philosophy of law

9

Legal reasoning is _____

Deductive

10

The plain meaning rule means that the court applies a statute according

To usual meaning of the words

11

Courts are:

Limited to hearing existing cases of controversies & limited to hearing cases in which plaintiff had standing (a direct interest in the outcome)