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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 OF LAW CASE LAW CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SOURCES REGULATORY LAW STATUTE: A law enacted by alegislature at either the local, state, or federal level The basic source of law in our legal system. It defines the fundamental rules by which we function; sets parameters for governmental action; and allocates power & responsibility among the legislative, judicial & executive branches. U.S. CONSTITUTION STATUTORY LAW The U.S. government is a federal system which protects people's rights and liberties and acts to achieve certain ends for common good while sharing authority and power with the states. The United States Constitution is the framework for the U.S. government. It gives Congress the authority to make laws. Published decisions of judges that arise from court cases where theyinterpret statutes, regulations, and constitutional provisions. These new interpretations of the laware then cited as precedent. Courts are expected to follow the decisions of previous courts. Statutes are broad and general. Congress delegates power to appropriate administrative agencies to create specific regulations and implement law. BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE EXECUTIVE JUDICIAL CREATES LAW ENFORCES LAW INTERPRETS LAW The United States Constitution gives authority to Congress to make laws. The process . . . Introduced in House/ Senate Referred to Committee Referred to Subcommittee Reported by Full Committee House/ Senate Debate Vote on Bill If bill passes both houses... (Conference Committee) Bill sent to President President vetoes bill. If Congress overrides veto, the bill becomes law. President signs the bill and it becomes law SOURCE: Yell, M.L. (2012). The Law and Special Education (3rd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
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