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The role of courts is to
interpret and to apply law.
When a judge renders the official judgment of the trial court in a civil or a criminal case as to the defendant's guilt or innocence, the process is called
Of the various functions of courts, unquestionably the most important is to
When courts hear disputes, they attempt to ___ or ____ those who have some disagreement, misunderstanding, or competing claims
decide (adjudicate) between or among
A ___ is a conflict of claims or rights – an assertion of right, claim, or demand on one side, met by contrary claims on the other.
Private, Public Initiated dispute, and Public Defendant dispute
Dispute absence of any initial participation by public authorities. (hubby and wife)
gov seeks to inform norms to conduct or punish ind who breach such norms. (Society attempts to control)
Public Initiated dispute
gov participates as a defendant
Public Defendant dispute
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