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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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a judicial takings claimant, in order to successfully maintain a judicial takings claim, must show that the challenged judicial decision amounted to an "elimination of an established property right." Id.
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That is, once appointed, judges cannot be removed by a government merely because the government does not agree with their judicial decisions. Judges may depart the bench in one of three ways:
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In turn, Minister Bassil promised his visiting delegation to follow up on the matter and to help convince the French authorities to implement the judicial decision to set Abdallah free.
The PTI leader termed judicial decision as victory of truth.
Among the findings: Judges tend to favor litigants from their own party in cases pitting them against someone from the other party; campaign contributions increase partisan behavior; judges not facing a re-election campaign are less likely to be partisan; and partisanship in judicial decision making is getting worse.
The bar council issued a statement Wednesday refusing the "rushed judicial decision on behalf of Tripoli's judge of urgent matters that violates legal standards." Lawyers also called upon the Higher Judicial Council to "stand up against this dangerous precedent which shakes confidence in the wings of justice," and demanded a retraction of the decision.

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