The adjudication of the law is generally divided into two main areas referred to as (i) Criminal law and (ii) Civil law. Criminal law deals with conduct that is considered harmful to social order and in which the guilty party may be imprisoned or fined. Civil law (not to be confused with civil law jurisdictions above) deals with the resolution of lawsuits (disputes) between individuals or organizations. These resolutions seek to provide a legal remedy (often monetary damages) to the winning litigant. Under civil law, the following specialties, among others, exist: Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus ticket to trading on derivatives markets. Property law regulates the transfer and title of personal property and real property. Trust law applies to assets held for investment and financial security. Tort law allows claims for compensation if a person's property is harmed. Constitutional law provides a framework for the creation of law, the protection of human rights and the election of political representatives. Administrative law governs what executive branch agencies may and may not do, procedures that they must follow to do it, and judicial review when a member of the public is harmed by an agency action. International law governs affairs between sovereign states in activities ranging from trade to military action. To implement and enforce the law and provide services to the public by public servants, a government's bureaucracy, military, and police are vital. While all these organs of the state are creatures created and bound by law, an independent legal profession and a vibrant civil society inform and support their progress.
Law provides a rich source of scholarly inquiry into legal history, philosophy, economic analysis and sociology. Law also raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness, and justice. There is an old saying that 'all are equal before the law'. In 1894, the author Anatole France said sarcastically, "In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread." Writing in 350 BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle declared, "The rule of law is better than the rule of any individual."
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SUBPART A — Scope of Rules, Nature of Adjudicative Proceedings, Definitions (§§ 1025.1 - 1025.3)
SUBPART B — Pleadings, Form, Execution, Service of Documents (§§ 1025.11 - 1025.19)
SUBPART C — Prehearing Procedures, Motions, Interlocutory Appeals, Summary Judgments, Settlements (§§ 1025.21 - 1025.26)
SUBPART D — Discovery, Compulsory Process (§§ 1025.31 - 1025.39)
SUBPART E — Hearings (§§ 1025.41 - 1025.49)
SUBPART F — Decision (§§ 1025.51 - 1025.58)
SUBPART G — Appearances, Standards of Conduct (§§ 1025.61 - 1025.68)
SUBPART H — Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act in Adjudicative Proceedings With the Commission (§§ 1025.70 - 1025.72)
Appendix I to Part 1025 - Suggested Form of Final Prehearing Order
Consumer Product Safety Act (secs. 15, 20, 27 (15 U.S.C. 2064, 2069, 2076), the Flammable Fabrics Act (sec. 5, 15 U.S.C. 1194), the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45)), unless otherwise noted.
45 FR 29215, May 1, 1980, unless otherwise noted.