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Why do some decisions reference case law that references other case law? Why not just reference the original case law? [duplicate]

I have seen this loads of times as I read through court decisions and case law. I am reading a Decision issued by an appeals court, and the judges cite a case that in turn cites a case. Here is the ...
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If Hammond v. DPP EWHC 69 (2004) had taken place in 2008, would it have held?

In 2006 Section 29J was added the Public Order Act 1986 which provides freedom of belief and expression defense for religiously aggravated versions of public order offences. Hammond v DPP applies a ...
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