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Common Law Systems

  • While they often have statutes, common law systems rely more on precedent, judicial decisions that have already been made.  
  • Common law systems are adversarial, rather than investigatory, with the judge moderating between two opposing parties.  
  • The legal system in the United States is a common law system (with the exception of Louisiana, which has a mix of civil and common law).

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