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Sources of Law and Their Priority

15 January, 2016 - 09:29


  1. Describe the different sources of law in the US legal system and the principal institutions that create those laws.
  2. Explain in what way a statute is like a treaty, and vice versa.
  3. Explain why the Constitution is “prior” and has priority over the legislative acts of a majority, whether in the US Congress or in a state legislature.
  4. Describe the origins of the common-law system and what common law means.