The United States has developed a unique combination of both civil and common law. For this essay read the founding documents of the United States assigned for this week: Declaration of Independence Constitution and Bill of Rights. In the first 2 pages of your essay explain whether these documents fall within the civil law common law or both.
In the second half of this essay compare the format of the United States federal court system to the court system of 1 state of your choosing. (I choose SC.)
Read and review the United States courts websitecompare the structure described on the federal website to the structure described on the website of 1 state. You may choose the state in which you live or a state you would like to visit. However make sure to provide citations to the websites from which you learned the information. Remember examine the structure on the website of the states court system not on Wikipedia or other online encyclopedia or blog.
Your essay must be 56 pages in current Bluebook format and contain at least 5 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. The course textbook is H. Patrick Glenn. Legal Traditions of the World (5th ed. 2014). ISBN: 9780199669837.