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Question 1: Many statutes give executive branch agencies the power to create regulations, which are published in the Federal Register and codified into the ________.
Administrative lawAdministrative law judgeRulemakingCode of Federal Regulations

Question 2: At both the federal and state levels, the law of the United States was originally largely derived from the common law system of ________, which was in force at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Contemporary Welsh LawEnglish lawNorthern Ireland lawScots law

Question 3: All states, the federal government, and most territories use ________ as their working language.
English languageUnited StatesAmerican EnglishAlaska

Question 4: ________ covers obligations established by agreement (express or implied) between private parties.
ShariaDuressContractDelegation (law)

Question 5: [40] New York's codes are known as "Laws." ________ and Texas simply call them "Codes." Other states use terms such as "Revised Statutes" or "Compiled Statutes" for their compilations.
San Jose, CaliforniaCaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 6: In areas like ________ and trademark, there are powerful laws at both the federal and state levels that coexist with each other.
United Kingdom competition lawCompetition lawUnited States antitrust lawCompetition law theory

Question 7: Congress often enacts statutes that grant broad ________ authority to federal agencies.
Administrative law judgeNondelegation doctrineAdministrative lawRulemaking

Question 8: The most successful and influential uniform laws are the ________ (a joint ALI-NCCUSL project) and the Model Penal Code (from ALI).
Unidroit convention on substantive rules for intermediated securitiesSecurity (finance)Uniform Commercial CodeInvestment Securities

Question 9: Under the doctrine of ________ (1938), there is no general federal common law.
Charles Evans HughesErie doctrineErie Railroad Co. v. TompkinsLouis Brandeis

Question 10: The two leading organizations are the American Law Institute (ALI) and the ________ (NCCUSL).
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsPresident of the United StatesAssociate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United StatesJohn W. Davis

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