hapter 1: Business and
s Legal Environment
Form teams
•
•
•
•

4 teams: count off 1 through 4
Introductions
Team Name
Roster
Quiz
•
•
•
•

Closed book/closed notes
Put away phones until I take up the quiz
You may collaborate with your team
You are...
Natural law
• “the Laws of Nature”
• “We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal, that they
a...
Positive Law
• “We, the People, in order to form a more
perfect union . . . do ordain and establish
this constitution.”
• ...
SO?!?
In re: Troy Davis
•
•
•
•
•

Convicted of murder
No physical evidence
Eyewitness testimony only
7 of 9 witnesses recanted
...
In re: Troy Davis
• Scalia: “This Court has never held that the
Constitution forbids the execution of a
convicted defendan...
Sources of Law
Common Law
Stare decisis
• “To stand by things decided”
• Precedent: similar cases ought to have
similar results
• Mandatory
– Issued...
Precedent
• Case of first impression
– No precedent

• Factual Distinction
– Different facts = different results

• Overru...
Law Courts
Equitable remedies
• Injunction
• Specific performance
• Recission
Photo credits
Law: http://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitsmlp/
Jefferson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/

Madis...
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment
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Chapter 01: Business and Its legal Environment

  1. 1. hapter 1: Business and s Legal Environment
  2. 2. Form teams • • • • 4 teams: count off 1 through 4 Introductions Team Name Roster
  3. 3. Quiz • • • • Closed book/closed notes Put away phones until I take up the quiz You may collaborate with your team You are responsible for the answers on your quiz • You do not have to choose the same answers as your team
  4. 4. Natural law • “the Laws of Nature” • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
  5. 5. Positive Law • “We, the People, in order to form a more perfect union . . . do ordain and establish this constitution.” • 5th Amendment: “No person . . . shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
  6. 6. SO?!?
  7. 7. In re: Troy Davis • • • • • Convicted of murder No physical evidence Eyewitness testimony only 7 of 9 witnesses recanted Number one cause of false convictions?
  8. 8. In re: Troy Davis • Scalia: “This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is 'actually' innocent.” • Stevens: “The substantial risk of putting an innocent man to death clearly provides an adequate justification for holding an evidentiary hearing. Simply put, the case is sufficiently 'exceptional' to warrant our original habeas jurisdiction.”
  9. 9. Sources of Law
  10. 10. Common Law
  11. 11. Stare decisis • “To stand by things decided” • Precedent: similar cases ought to have similar results • Mandatory – Issued by a superior court in the same jurisdiction • Persuasive – Issued by a different jurisdiction
  12. 12. Precedent • Case of first impression – No precedent • Factual Distinction – Different facts = different results • Overruling
  13. 13. Law Courts
  14. 14. Equitable remedies • Injunction • Specific performance • Recission
  15. 15. Photo credits Law: http://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitsmlp/ Jefferson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/ Madison: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/ Eyewitness: http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridaconference/ Langdell Hall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaniac/ William the Conqueror: National Portrait Gallery, London Bayeux Tapestry: Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux Day Glow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevec77/ Fishpool coins: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/ One Way Street: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevensnodgrass/ Lawn: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamking/ Muddy Tracks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tupwanders/ extras: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuschia_foot/ Stop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/misteraitch/ Cromwell: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60861613@N00/ Court of Chancery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/ United States: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom1231/ Napoleonic Code: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zilavy/ National Constitution Center: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jvinocur United States Statutes at large: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Coolcaesar
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