Forms of Positive Law
. The “supreme law of the land.” Sets forth
the structure and powers of government as well as the
rights of citizens.
A law that is generally applicable within the
jurisdiction of that legislature.
A law enacted by a local governing body
such as a city council or a county commission.
issued by a president,
governor, county executive or mayor.
A legally binding agreement between countries.
. A rule promulgated by a regulatory
A decision by a court of law
enunciating a principle of law.