Chapter 1 Law And Society

Hung Jury – no verdict or decision can be accomplished
Exigent circumstances – critical or urgent situation that don't allow for a warrant
Why did Jefferson have to appeal to natural law? – Because there was no British law to appeal to. He's grasping for some justification to rebel.
What might the judge do in adjudication? – The judge does not try to reconcile the parties, but makes a decision that may not bring the parties together as is hoped in mediation
Equal rights amendment
States needed to pass – 38 states needed; only 35 passed
The present-day majority position with respect to alcoholism is that it should be considered a disease – A. True
B. False
Elitist Conflict – Generally exposes some type of economic/racial/gender inequality as a driving force for law creation
Who is considered "Father of the Constitution" – James Madison; also took notes on convention and wrote bill of rights
Elitist Conflict – Generally exposes some type of economic/racial/gender inequality as a driving force for law creation
What is Weber's "Iron Cage of Bureaucracy"? – The idea that modern bureaucracies trap us, take away our individualism, and potentially function without regard to morality.
Legal Formalism was in response to – The role of law was to cement and legitimize economic relations, industrialization, growth in commerce and the market oriented society.
14th amendment – …forbids states to deprive any person of life liberty or property without due process of law
Legal Formalism was in response to – The role of law was to cement and legitimize economic relations, industrialization, growth in commerce and the market oriented society.
Magistrate – a court official who hears cases in Local court
What was the Southern Manifesto? – -Accused the Supreme court of abuse of power
-wanted to reverse the decision of Brown

*Strom Thurmond circulated it ?

Amendment 10 – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
discretion – the use of judgments about the circumstances of certain offenses that lead to appropriate variations in how the system responds to these offenses
homeowners' insurance – insurance that protects a homeowner's property against damage from storms, fire, and other hazards

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