For each of the essay questions below, your response should be no less than 250 words and must address the question completely. This is an individual assignment and original work is expected. Write with understanding and do not just copy from the book and any other source. All works used must be cited and referenced, and direct quotes must be indicated as such. Submit each question, followed by your response.
Explain the three main sources of law in the United States, giving an example with explanation of each.
The main sources of law in the United States are constitutions both state and federal. However, chief executives can issue executive orders that have the same effect
Identify and explain the five various motions to dismiss, including at which stage of litigation they can be brought, and by whom.
Use the format below:
– brought at which stage of litigation
– brought by which party
* Motions one and two are described, but not named in the text. You should research the most commonly used name reference for these motions.
The US Supreme Court has created three classifications by which cases of equal protection are decided. Describe these classifications by discussing and properly citing a recent US Supreme Court decision for each.
List the nine exceptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), giving specific examples and the rationale for each. Use the format below:
1. Exemption name/description
– specific example
– rationale of the exemption as applied to the example
What does the Fifth Amendment’s concept of double jeopardy mean? Using and properly citing and referencing sources outside the textbook, address the following:
What does it mean and who does it apply to?
Does it apply to persons accused of committing a crime that is both a state crime and a federal crime? Why, Why not?
Does it apply to instances in which the accused has been found guilty of a criminal offense from being later being found responsible on a civil claim? Why, why not?
Using and properly citing and referencing sources outside the textbook, address the following (in separate individual paragraphs) the three categories of tort law:
Type of intent necessary
Using and properly citing and referencing sources outside the textbook, address the specific elements of the following (in separate individual paragraphs): valid, void, voidable, and unenforceable contracts.
– Elements necessary/missing
– Specific example