Intro to law Chapter #1

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  1. Coup D’etat
    is a french expression uses to describe the seizure of state power by force or by the threat of force
  2. Doctrine of foreshadowing
    is where the requirement of a new law are well known in advance of its final proclamation, in which case, it may be given a retrospective effect.
  3. Conflict of laws
    is an area of law concerns with determining which law applies when there is a conflict between the law of to national system that could apply to the situation
  4. Gazette
    An official government publication in which official notice are publish, such as the promulgation of government regulations or the proclamation that the statute is in force.Publication in the gazette is deemed to be notice to the public of the items published at that point members of the public are deemed to be aware of the contents of the notice whether they have read it or not. The government of Canada published the Canada Gazette, Ontario = Ontario Gazette
  5. Judicial Activis
    One who draws on social values and the principles in interpreting law and who is likely see the law as a way of implementing key principals and policies.
  6. Judicial Realism
    A behaviour theory that holds that the psycho-social makeup of judges directly affect how they interpret and apply law. Its provided both a way of predicting and explaining judicial behaviour
  7. Legal Positivism
    A Legal theory that argues that valid law is law that is made in accordance with accepted procedure and is interpreted by giving accurate meaning to what a law actually says, without trying to fit it to our own moral or value preferences
  8. Natural Law
    A theory of law that presupposes the existence of a divine or natural law external to and superior  to human law. Human law to be valid must conform to the moral requirements of natural law or it is invalid and need not to be obeyed.
  9. Norm
    An identifiable behaviour pattern that expected and appropriate in a given set of circumstances in a particular society
  10. Rules of Law
    The idea that no one, including the rule makers and enforce we are above the law or exempt from it.
  11. Socialization
    A process that describes how we learn the norms and values of our society through interaction in various social institutions , families schools and peer groups for example.
  12. Strict constructionist
    A judge who interpret the law in terms of what it says literally and who does not ry to change the law by interpreting it to adapt to new principles values or policies.
  13. Usurped
    To wrongfully seize control of a legal and political system and administer it in a way that is contrary to what the law requires.
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Intro to law Chapter #1
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