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Everyone should bear in mind regardless of where they find legal information (or any information) on the internet that it is of a general rather than specific nature and should be viewed as a legal opinion even though it may be based on fact.
States establish civil and criminal laws, statutes, codes, etc. that being the case what might apply in Alaska would not necessarily apply in any other state.
It is a misconception that US federal or state laws are constant and consistent when in reality they are ever changing. Existing laws both state and federal are always being subjected to repeal and amendment and new laws are being added continuously.
Combine those matters with the inconsistency of interpretation and application and it becomes apparent that the best option is to always seek the advice of a qualified attorney who practices in the field of law that is applicable to the individuals situation.Answer
I am Canadian and will usually put my answer as such. Yes, most questions asked are from the U.S. It is best to get legal help and the above poster gave you good reasons why you should.
I am British but lived in the US for four years so I am aware of the differences between our countries. If I know the answer (there is an 'age of majority' website for example) I will post it but if I don't know I won't. Then again there are more and more questions and answers coming from other countries too.Answer
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Law based on the Constitution and US Supreme Court decisions, or precedents, is called common law. Law introduced by legislation in Congress is called enacted law.
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Common law is based on precedents set in cases by judges etc. It is also based on traditions and changes over time. The US is a common law country. Statute law is based on written legal law.
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There is no Supreme Law persay however legislation is based on the Constitution.
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