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The legal principle of determining points in litigation according to precedent.
- ‘In the present state of juristic opinion, I would not extend the doctrine of stare decisis any further.’
- ‘Rather than affirming plainly mistaken rulings in the name of stare decisis (the principle of respect for past precedent), the Court should reserve its deference for the Constitution itself.’
- ‘They should instead zero in on the nominees' views on stare decisis - the principle that courts should follow prior precedents in all but certain limited circumstances.’
- ‘Its nature would, however, be changed if the principle of vertical stare decisis were to be accorded less deference.’
- ‘The principle of stare decisis cannot be circumvented or disapplied in this way, and if it were the result would be chaos.’
- ‘Judicial activists also downplay stare decisis (respect for precedent), preferring to remedy perceived judicial errors.’
- ‘The upshot of these decisions is a loosening in the doctrine of stare decisis.’
- ‘Thirdly, the per incuriam exception to the principle of stare decisis is a notably narrow one.’
- ‘To make a prediction, one of the best ways is to turn to precedents according to the principle of stare decisis.’
- ‘Thus, it respected the principle of stare decisis.’
- ‘Indeed, through the jurisprudential doctrine of stare decisis, a judge or justice's repugnant views may far outlast his or her own tenure in the judiciary.’
- ‘But the Democrats' loyalty to the principle of stare decisis is highly selective.’
- ‘Judges in Ghana are bound by the principle of stare decisis, which requires that their decisions be based on earlier rulings.’
- ‘There have been a lot of changes in common law theory and practice since the nineteenth century peak of legal construction, while stare decisis, notably, is not what it was.’
- ‘The issue involved in the application of the doctrine of stare decisis to judicial decisions on statutory construction is: at what point as a matter of legal policy should the interpretative role of the court be treated as spent?’
- ‘This isn't so bad if the judge respects stare decisis, sticks to existing law, and approaches the job with humility and restraint.’
- ‘Australian courts, like English courts, applied principles of stare decisis - not only internally, but in relation to English decisions.’
- ‘However, there is no doctrine of stare decisis in Belgian law and the matter is currently free from authority at the highest level.’
- ‘The principle of stare decisis generally requires that I adopt his reasoning.’
- ‘A decision by a higher court in the same judicial system, and, depending on the precise doctrine of stare decisis embraced by a court, an earlier decision by one's own court, is controlling.’
Latin, literally ‘stand by things decided’.
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