Depending on your country of residence, there may be a variety of different legal systems. These can be divided into civil law, common law, religious, customary, and mixed legal systems.
In civil law, one person seeks to force another to do something, such as stop foreclosure on a property, or to pay money. In these cases, a court may decide the issue by issuing a judgment or an order. Law is a set of rules that are enforced by governmental institutions. Law also plays a role in shaping economics and politics.
Criminal law involves enforcing public codes of behavior and punishing people for violating these codes. In some cases, punishments may include probation, community service, or even prison. Law also plays a role in regulating business, such as requiring hospitals to disclose prices to third-party payers. In addition, law also plays a role in determining a person’s rights and privileges, such as the right to work or to vote.
Common law legal systems are based on the doctrine of precedent. The doctrine means that a decision made by a higher court automatically binds lower courts. The common law system became rigid and inflexible over time.
Civil law systems are generally short and less detailed. These systems are shaded in blue. They include judicial decisions and legislative statutes. A common law legal system is also explicitly acknowledged in a court decision. It may be a case-specific statute, but it may also be a general rule of the law. In addition, a common law system has a doctrine of precedent, meaning that the same court’s decisions can be applied to a future case.
Common law legal systems also explicitly acknowledge decisions made by the executive branch of government. This includes decrees and other actions of the executive branch, such as the decisions of the President or the Solicitor General. The Solicitor General is the official representative of the United States before the Supreme Court.
Common law legal systems can also be based on the notion of “natural law”. This notion was first introduced in ancient Greek philosophy and was later re-introduced into mainstream culture through the writings of Thomas Aquinas. Law is also influenced by constitutions, which can affect the creation of rights.
In addition to these, religious law is explicitly based on religious precepts. Laws that are based on religion can include Islamic Sharia and Jewish Halakha. Laws can be based on the Quran, which acts as a source of further law through Qiyas, interpretation, and reasoning by analogy.
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