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Etymology: L, praecedere, to go before
a previously adjudged decision that serves as an authority in a similar case.


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(pre′sĕ-dĕnt) [L. praecedere, to go before, precede]
In law, an action, ruling, or verdict that may be used as an example to be followed in the future.

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Copy-paste precedent does have one dubious efficiency advantage over ordinary precedent: Because parties do not generally know that copy-paste precedent exists--and are certainly not compelled to cite it--they do not have to devote time to researching these potentially relevant precedents, thereby avoiding one of the inefficiencies sometimes attributed to a system of stare decisis.
Assuming, then, that an originalist Congress was one that accepted the legitimacy of constitutional precedent, would it have any obligations to follow the precedents laid down by past Congresses?
it also differentiates ustices who frequently invoke precedents and those who sparingly use precedents.
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Legal rules or precedents can thus evolve as the Court interprets them over time.
The new book examines such concepts as reference to arbitral precedents to support a decision, the viability of arbitral precedent, the existence of consistent arbitral case law, and comparison of arbitral and national case law.
This research empirically examines the use of particular Warren Court decisions as precedents in the Rehnquist Court.
But as Roberts noted, settled expectations aren't the only standard for reconsidering contested precedents.
By statute, the City Tribunal must adhere to precedents set by the State "Tax Appeals Tribunal (State Tribunal), but the State Tribunal is not bound to follow City Tribunal precedents.
Its rulings serve as precedents, or legal guidelines, for federal, state, and local governments.
District Judge Joseph Tauro agreed to hold an expedited hearing on February 20th on the injunction request, past precedents seem to indicate that this lawsuit will likely fail.
If precedents can be found in court records, does that make it really right?