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Constitutional Law
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The body of law derived from the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of various states.
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Enabling Legislation
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A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, purpose, and powers of the agency being created.
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Legislative Rule
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An administrative agency rule that carries the same weight as a congressionally enacted statute.
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Plaintiff
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One who initiates a lawsuit.
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Defendant
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One against whom a lawsuit is brought or the accused person in a criminal proceeding.
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Administrative Law
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The body of law created by administrative agencies in order to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
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Law
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A body of enforceable rules governing relationship among individuals and between individuals and their society.
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Statutory Law
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The body of law enacted by legislative bodies.
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Citation
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A reference to a publication in which a legal authority-such as a statute or court decision- or other source can be found.
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Binding Authority
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Any source of law that a court must follow when deciding a case.
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Case Law
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The rules of law announced in court decisions. Case law interprets statutes, regulations, constitutional provisions, and other case law.
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Rescission
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Cancellation of a contract, returning parties to the positions that they held prior to the contracts formation.
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Specific performance
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A court order to perform what was promised.
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Specific performance
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A court order to perform what was promised.

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