The Legal System- Sport Law Chapter 3

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The Legal System- Sport Law Chapter 3

  1. 1. The U.S. Legal System & Legal Research Chapter 3
  2. 2. Executive branch Who: President & Governors
  3. 3. Who: Federal & state courts What: interpret laws
  4. 4. Legislative branch Who: Congress & state legislatures What: Enact new laws & amend existing ones
  5. 5. U.S. Supreme Court Court of last resort
  6. 6. Appellate Courts Affirms or reverses the decision of lower court
  7. 7. Criminal Courts Prosecute people charged with a crime against the state Trial by jury Must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt
  8. 8. Civil Courts Cases of noncriminal nature May or may not involve a jury Must prove case by a preponderance of the evidence
  9. 9. Civil Trial Process 1. Plaintiff files complaint 2. Defendant answers complaint 3. Discovery 4. Settlement or trial
  10. 10. Concluding a trial Decision of full merits Motion to dismiss Motion for summary judgment Preliminary injunction
  11. 11. Non-trial approach = Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mediation or Arbitration
  12. 12. Want to know more about me? Visit: www.DrChrystal.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/drchrystal

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