the doctrine that rules or principles of law on which a court rested a previous decision are authoritative in all future cases in which the facts are substantially the same.
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How to use stare decisis in a sentence
She said the majority decision ignores the key holding of the cases — that life without parole should be extremely rare — and violates stare decisis, the court's general rule of upholding precedent.Supreme Court rules against juvenile sentenced to life without parole | Robert Barnes | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
stare decisis is, after all, the bedrock principle of the rule of law.
Even Roe v. Wade, which did not involve stare decisis, was a 7-2 vote.
Similarly, Samuel Alito testified to the Senate that the doctrine of stare decisis is "a fundamental part of our legal system."
It is not to be denied that there is some difficulty in stating with accuracy the limits of the rule stare decisis.An Essay on Professional Ethics | George Sharswood
Moreover the common law insists upon its doctrine of stare decisis chiefly in the two cases of property and commercial law.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law | Roscoe Pound
stare decisis was a maxim that did not trouble the average lawyer, for there were few decisions to stand upon.Stephen A. Douglas | Allen Johnson
Cultural definitions for stare decisis
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