True/False ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 1. A federal law that conflicts with the U.S. Constitution will be deemed unconstitutional. 2. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. 3. Each state has its own constitution. 4. Equity is a branch of unwritten law that seeks to award damages in most cases. 5. A plaintiff is a person against whom a lawsuit is brought. 6. A decision on a given issue by a court is not binding on an inferior court. 7. Stare decisis is a doctrine obligating judges to follow precedents established within their jurisdictions. 8. A court may depart from a precedent if the precedent is no longer valid in view of changed technology. 9. Common law is no longer a source of legal authority.
____ 10. A substantive law creates or defines legal rights and obligations. Multiple Choice ____ 11. The River City Council, the Santa Clara County Board, the Texas state legislature, and the U.S. Congress enact laws. These laws constitute a. administrative law. b. case law. c. stare decisis. d. statutory law. ____ 12. The U.S. Congress enacts a new federal statute that sets different standards for the liability of businesses selling defective products. This statute applies a. only to matters not covered by state law. b. only to those states that adopt the statute. c. to all of the states. d. to none of the states. ____ 13. If a provision in the Florida state constitution conflicts with a provision in the U.S. Constitution a. neither provision applies. b. the provisions are balanced to reach a compromise. c. the state constitution takes precedence. d. the U.S. Constitution takes precedence. ____ 14. As a judge, Nora decides cases that involve principles of administrative law, case law, civil law, and statutory law. Common law is a. administrative law. b. case law. c. civil law. d. statutory law.
____ 15. The United States has a common law system. The common law...