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

This worksheet/quiz combination is interactive and printable. It can be used to gauge your understanding of how laws come about and how they are negated, as well as the nature of statutes and case laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The word used to signify that a statute is invalid
  • What governmental body enacts statutes on the state and federal levels
  • The relationship between statutes and case law
  • How statutes are delineated and organized

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on laws and statutes
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the enactment of statutes as they relate to state and federal government
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the relationship between case law and statutory law and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about various characteristics of laws and statues, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Statute? - Definition & Laws. The lesson addressees the following objectives:

  • Define what actually constitutes a statute
  • Identify the hierarchy of laws
  • Explain the purpose or use of case law