What is a Statute? - Definition & Laws

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What body enacts state statutes?

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1. How does case law interact with statutory law?

2. What body enacts federal statutes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of statutes in law with this quiz/worksheet combo. Questions will cover major areas like the group responsible for enacting state statutes and the relationship between statutory law and case law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be going over these topics:

  • Group in charge of federal statutes
  • Term for the way statutes are collected and organized
  • Way a court can find that a statute is not valid

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the group responsible for federal statutes and the term for how a court can determine if a statute is valid or not
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the group that oversees the enactment of state statutes
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information about statutes in law, including the word for how they're aggregated and organized
  • Making connections - use your understanding of case law and how it's connected to statutory law

Additional Learning

Learn more about laws and how they're enacted in the lesson entitled What is a Statute? - Definition & Laws. You'll be going over these points listed below:

  • Definition of a statute
  • Law hierarchy
  • Jurisdiction
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