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What Is Statutory Law? - Definition, Cases & Examples

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A federal statutory law must go before which of the following bodies?

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1. When federal bills are evaluated by Senate and House of Representatives committees, what is the main purpose the evaluation serves?

2. In the case entitled Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a sodomy statutory law on the grounds of which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Laws are an important aspect in a functioning society, but not all laws are created equal. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the role of statutory laws in our legal system. You'll be tested on areas that include creation of statutory laws, major court cases, and constitutionality of statutory laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of statutory law:

  • How a law is created
  • Definition of statutory law
  • The handling of statutory laws at the federal and state levels
  • Constitutionality of statutory laws

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define statutory law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation of statutory laws
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the constitutionality of statutory laws

Additional Learning

To learn more about the role of statutory laws, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Statutory Law? - Definition, Cases & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Creation of statutes
  • The differences between federal, state, and local statutory law
  • Constitutionality of statutory laws
  • Important court cases
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