Sources and Types of Laws. Pages 428-433. Good Laws. -Characteristics of Good Laws **Why? Fairness Reasonable Understandable Enforceable. Source of Our Laws. -American System - Declaration of Independence - Constitution. -Ancient Law Systems
Source of Our Laws
-Declaration of Independence
if the amount of money
involved is more than $20 a
Person can ask for a jury
Civil trial for O.J. Simpson.
He was ordered to pay over
$33 million to the Goldman family
-these are laws that are formulated in response to laws passed by Congress
-determined by the executive branch
-has the same effect as law passed by legislature
Part of the executive branch, the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) decides what is censored on TV and radio.
legislative body of gov’t