The gateway to English; a textbook in Americanism

 
9781236288332: The gateway to English; a textbook in Americanism

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...in your union or lodge. Tell how a city ordinance is passed. Tell how a state law is made. Name some laws that have been enacted recently, and talk about them. 2. Explain and use the new words. CIV. OUR COURTS If a man disobeys, or violates, the law, what may be done to him? He may be arrested by a policeman and taken to the court. Can you tell me the names of the courts? Yes. First, there is the municipal court. If a man owes me money and does not pay it, I may take out a summons against him and sue him for the money in the municipal court. There is a judge who hears both sides of the case and decides who is right. The man who sues for the money is called the plaintiff. The man who is sued is called the defendant. The plaintiff and the defendant bring their witnesses to court. There is a trial. Sometimes there are twelve men who are called jurymen. They determine the facts. The judge decides the law. Poor people do not need to employ a lawyer. The judge will give them a lawyer free. They do not have to pay for a summons. There is no expense for them at all. What are some of the other courts? The magistrate's court tries people who disturb the peace and break the laws in other ways; for example, by stealing, assault, and battery. Such people are arrested, taken to the station house, and then brought before the magistrate. Then there is a county court, where civil and criminal cases are tried. The supreme court is a higher court, and a court of appeals is the highest court in New York state. When a man loses his case in one court, he may appeal it to a higher one. What higher courts are there in your state? For deciding disputes-between people who live in different states, there are federal courts. The highest court in the United States is the Supreme Court....

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