Introduction to Law

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Law and
Legal Reasoning

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TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS

A1.The stability and predictability of the law is essential to business activities.

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A2.Law is a body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and their society.

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A3.A breach of a contract is a failure to perform it.

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A4.Constitutional law includes only the U.S. Constitution.

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A5.A state constitution is supreme within the state’s borders.

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A6.Whether a law is constitutional depends on its source.

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A7.Uniform laws apply in all states, including those in which the laws have not been adopted.

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A8.A state law that conflicts with the U.S. Constitution will be deemed unconstitutional.

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A9.Statutory law does not include county ordinances.

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A10.No state has adopted the Uniform Commercial Code in its entirety.

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A11.Common law is a term for law that is common throughout the world.

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A12.Damages is a remedy at law.

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A13.Remedies in equity include injunctions and decrees of specific performance.

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A14.In most states, the courts no longer grant “equitable” remedies.

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A15.A defendant is a person against whom a lawsuit is brought.

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A16.Courts do not depart from precedents.

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A17.A judge’s function is to make the law.

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A18.Criminal law focuses on duties that exist between persons.

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A19.A reference to “28 U.S.C. Section 1332” means that a statute can be found in section 1332 of title 28 of the United States Code.

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