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Why isn’t the county court binding upon itself?

Numerous sources state that the starting point for all common law systems is the cornerstone principle of stare decisis, ie that courts are in similar fact patterns bound to follow previous decisions ...
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Are non-recorded court decisions still binding?

It seems that back in the day one relied on law reporters’ reports to be able to study and cite precedential decisions in future cases. A decision being featured in an edition of a law report enables ...
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Can courts be expected to proactively research and have regard to relevant case precedents?

It seems that often statutes are binding on courts even if neither party is aware of our calls the court’s attention to them. They will proactively introduce the relevant provisions into the equation ...
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Can a trial court create precedent?

It has been said that "trial courts do not create precedent." Can a trial court create precedent?
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