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Civil Law and Common Law

Civil law relates to the law as it applies to disputes between individuals, corporations or other legal entities.  Common law is the "filling in of the gaps" of written law by a court or jury with their belief of what is commonly thought of as right by the community when adjudicating a dispute between parties.  After a judge or jury makes a common law ruling, that ruling can be used as a reference as to how to settle future, similar cases.  This is often referred to as "case law".

In a civil court, charges are brought by one or more parties against one or more other parties.  After a period of "discovery" where both parties discover and share the facts concerning the charges, the dispute goes to trial either before a judge or a jury.  The facts are then presented by both sides and the judge or jury determines if there is fault and what the remedy shall be.  More often than not, the remedy in a civil trial is a monetary reward.

Unlike a criminal trial, either party to a civil trail may appeal the decision to a higher court.  Depending upon the basis for the appeal, the appellate court may or may not decide to review the case.

 

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Federal Court Rules Civil Rights Law Protects Transgender Students The Cut
The Cut Federal Court Rules Civil Rights Law Protects Transgender Students The Cut Though Grimm, 19, has faced setbacks since filing the civil rights lawsuit three years ago, he won a major victory for transgender students today when U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen denied Gloucester County School Board39s motion to Court rules federal law protects transgender CNNPolitics CNN.comCNN Court rules federal civil rights law protects transgender peoplefox2now.com Order Denying Gloucester County School Board39s Motion to Dismiss DocumentCloudDocumentCloud all 45 news articles raquo

Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement To Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recogniti...
ACLU blog Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology ACLU blog Marketing materials and documents obtained by ACLU affiliates in three states reveal a product that can be readily used to violate civil liberties and civil rights. Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people Amazon sells facial recognition to law enforcement civil rights groups protestSouth China Morning Post Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement for a fistful of dollarsWashington Post Amazon asked to stop selling facial recognition technology to policeCNNMoney Bloomberg all 129 news articles raquo

Controversy Over New Civil Rights Law Interpretation WILXTV
WILX TV Controversy over new civil rights law interpretation WILX TV quotIts a very good thing for Michigan, its a good thing for Michiganders,quot Daniel Levy of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights said. According to Levy, the new interpretation of the law simply recognizes what he believes is an obvious fact. Other Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discriminationFox 2 Detroit Civil Rights Law Bars LGBT Discrimination In Michigan CBS DetroitCBS Detroit Michigan Civil Rights Commission: LGBTQ people are protected by law banning sex discriminationMetro Weekly NewNowNext all 20 news articles raquo

DeVos Grilled On Civil Rights For Students The Hill
The Hill DeVos grilled on civil rights for students The Hill The Office for Civil Rights is committed to protecting the civil rights as determined under the law of this land and we do so proudly and with great focus each day, DeVos said, while testifying for the first time before the House Education and the Betsy DeVos Grilled About Not Knowing the Mission of Her Own Civil Rights Office During House QuestioningNewsweek DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kidsPolitico Democrats grill DeVos on school shooting response, transgender studentsCNN Education Week blog all 42 news articles raquo

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