Judicial Precedent

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    Hi,
    can anyone give me a brief explanation on what is meant by judicial precedent ?

    Is it simply a general framework in which cases are viewed by a court/jury ?

    @MikeLittle


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    Judicial Precedent refers to the way in which the law is made and amended through the decisions of judges.

    Stare Decisis – Stand by the Decision

    The doctrine of judicial precedent is based on the principle of stare decisis, this means that like cases should be treated alike. The general rule is that all courts are bound to follow decisions made by courts higher than themselves in the hierarchy and appellate courts are usually bound by their own previous decisions.

    Original Precedent

    Where there is no previous judicial decision on a point of law before the court then the decision made in that case on that point of law will be original precedent. The way in whi….

    This is straight out of google! Why could you not look it up for yourself?


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    because i wanted a plain english translation, not just copied text i like to have something that i can understand, and then develop


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    Ok. Aston Villa hey! You certainly needed that win on Saturday but it’s still better than Bury’s miserable start of 3 draws from 6 games


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    Bury WHO ? …

    … Exactly.

    #DeadandBury(ed) :D


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    You can jest – but I remember Bury hammering Villa 2-1 at Gigg Lane ( and getting the double over Manchester City just 10 years ago! )


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    haha, 10 years ago i was still in Primary school, and anyone can beat Man City, + we beat the good Man City

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