Sources of law. This Chapter discussed a number of sources of American law. Which source of Law takes priority in the following situation, and Why? (see Sources of American Law)
a) A federal statute conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
b) A federal statute conflict with a state constitutional provision
c) A State statue conflicts with the common law of that state
d) A state constitutional amendment conflict with the U.S Constitution
Stare Decisis: In this chapter, we stated that the doctrine of stare decisis “became a cornerstone of the English and American judicial systems”. What does stare decisis mean, and why has this doctrine been so fundamental to the development of our legal tradition? (See the common law tradition)