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General Legal Concepts #1
"A hotch-potch of interesting legal facts, perhaps a little more geared towards the United States and England (because that is where my education lies)."
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The laws of the United States of America are fundamentally founded on which established set of laws?
The Laws of the Founding Fathers
General Civil Law
English Common Law
French Civil Law
What does the term 'Habeas Corpus' mean?
To Produce the Body
The Word of Law
The Body of Law
Which of the following were an infamous type of court in Northern Ireland where trials for major crimes (generally involving terrorism) were heard by a Judge alone, rather than by a jury?
In the United Kingdom, what kind of a lawyer wears a wig in court?
Which state in the United States of America has authorized the use of a firing squad as a primary means of execution (this does not include the other two states that allow for firing squad under certain circumstances)?
Who was the only Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America to have ever been impeached?
Robert C. Grier
In England there are four Inns of Court through which a potential barrister must be educated and which have exclusive rights to qualify a person as a barrister by way of calling them to the Bar. Which of the following is not an Inn of Court?
Which 'peoples' used to resolve their legal disputes by a head-butting contest?
It is commonly felt that modern representations of the 'Lady of Justice' (a robed woman wearing a blindfold over her eyes and holding a scale in one hand and a sword in the other) are based on a number of Greek and Roman deities, although not on any one in particular. Which of the following is NOT one of the deities upon which Lady Justice is believed to be based?
In what city is the International Court of Justice located?
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