You will prepare and submit a term paper on Law and Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. Your paper should be a minimum of 250 words in length. Law and Business Ethics and Social Responsibility of the of Law and Business Ethics and Social Responsibility The American law consists of various levels of uncodified and codified types of law. The most vital is the U.S. Constitution, the basis of the U.S. federal government. The Constitution lays down the limitations of federal law, consisting of Congress’s constitutional acts, constitutional accords sanctioned by Congress, executive branch’s propagated constitutional regulations, and case law derived from the federal magistrates.
The federal law and the Constitution are the highest land law, thus preventing territorial laws and the conflicting state within the fifty U.S. states. Thus, the major U.S. law primarily consists of state law.
The U.S. law is framed from various sources including statutory law, constitutional law, administrative regulations, common law and treaties. At the state and federal levels, the U.S. law was mostly derived from U.K. Common law, enforced at the instant of the Revolutionary War. Although the American law has deviated significantly from its ancestor in terms of procedure as well as substance, and has integrated a great number of innovations in the civil law.
The main aim of the law is to rehabilitate people and organizations violating the law. In the U.S. law stare decisis pertains to the .sharing .of a case than to .obiter dicta i.e., things supposed by the way, as it has been decided by the American Supreme Court that dicta are not binding but might be pursued if it is adequately persuasive.
The U.S Supreme Court has made the stare decisis principle most flexible in cases of constitutional nature. It has been stated by the Supreme Court that is the court provides various reasons for a verdict then each reason unambiguously marked as an independent ground, by the court for the verdict should not be simply treated as a dictum (Burnham, 2006).
Microsoft is one of the leading software companies. In terms of CSR, Microsoft has framed mission to serve global communities and play its role in addressing public causes. One such step taken by Microsoft in the fiscal year 2011 involves reaching almost 250 million teachers and students around the globe in collaboration with their partners in learning program by the year 2013 to provide technology to their classrooms (Microsoft 2011 Citizenship report, 2011).
Burnham, W. (2006). Introduction to the law and legal system of the United States. 4th ed, Thomson/West.
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