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THE COURTS AND THE LAW together are integral parts of a complex system that regulates the lives of all people in a structured and organized society. Laws may be natural, which means that they are an inherent part of human nature. Natural laws are the foundation upon which acceptable human behavior in a society is based. Man-made laws, the jurisprudence of a society, encompass all the rules, regulations, and procedures that are written down, and they may certainly be derived from natural law. Jurisprudence also includes the history of legal decisions and precedents that structure subsequent legal decisions.

The court system is a component part of the legal system. Simply put, legislators write the laws, bureaucrats implement laws, the police enforce the laws, and the ...

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