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Business law in the United States

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can expect an impartial trial from the judicial system.
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
Each federal court is required to provide, at the judiciary's expense, a certified or otherwise qualified interpreter in judicial proceedings instituted by the United States for a party who speaks only or primarily a language other than English.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the Constitution of 1787. The country's legal system is based on a federal court system. It has been influenced by English Common Law, as well as judicial reviews of various legislative acts. Each state has its own unique legal system with its own supreme court. A case may be appealed from a state supreme court to the federal Supreme Court only if it is related to federal issues, such as the U.S. Constitution or laws/treaties of the United States.
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