Write a 1000 words two part essay addressing the following questions or topics.
Part I, At least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through g):
a. Describe the federal legislative process in which a law is enacted involving the U.S. House, Senate, and President.
b. Discuss how the United States Code (USC) differs from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Provide a website for the USC and a website for the CFR.
c. Explain the differences between case law and statutory law.
d. Discuss how criminal law differs from civil law.
e. Describe federalism and its mandate that, when disagreements occur, federal laws trump state laws. Give an example of a federal law voiding a state law. Why do environmental laws tend to be federal?
f. Describe the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its search warrant requirements relative to industries that pollute.
g. Explain the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.
Part II At least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d):
a. Why do courts require “standing” for a lawsuit to proceed? Do you agree with this requirement? b. Discuss the concept of “ripeness” in regards to litigation.
c. Describe the differences between arbitration and mediation.
d. Describe the various courts where an environmental lawsuit could occur and under which conditions each court would have jurisdiction.