Sources of American Law. U.S. Government Chapter 15 Section 1. We have laws because _________________ 1. 2. 3. Because we have laws _________________ 1. 2. 3. Warm Up. Law Constitutional Law Statute Ordinance Statutory Law Administrative Law Common Law Equity
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Sources of American Law
Chapter 15 Section 1
Sources of American Law page 423
Constitutional Law page 424
Legal Principles page 427
Code of Hammurabi
3. The Adversary System: the courtroom is like an arena in which lawyers for the opposing sides try to present their strongest cases.
4. Presumption of Innocence: notion that an accused person is innocent until proven guilty
Page 426 “The Law And You”
Write/Explain a brief situation (Criminal or Civil) for which you might need a lawyer?
List 5 questions you would ask your attorney regarding your legal problem.
Page 429 Supreme “Court Cases to Debate”
And answer “You Be The Judge”