Learning Criminal Law and English Common Law Essay

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On this first week I learned so much about how criminal law is evaluated, organized, and made. Also I learned about the English common law includes legislation, and a multitude of other legal norms that help on the evaluation of criminal laws, such as federal and state constitutions that are based on congress and state legislatures. It also includes how the lawmakers are made or changed by the judicial powers of review and how the judicial power interpret them.
English common law in the past was based on the principle that the rulings made by the King's courts were made according to the common custom of the kingdom, as opposed to decisions made in local and manorial courts which judged by provincial laws and customs. Now in day this law is composed by law reports which are reported decision judges made in individual cases before court and these decision are the composition of the basis of the common law. These reports are the fundamental material about the history of critical institutions and processes of the English common law, and it is developed from ancient roots and early history and features.
On the constitution on the tenth amendment, and part of the Bill of Rights, provides that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The Guarantee Clause of Article 4 of the Constitution states that "The United States shall guarantee to every State in…

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