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

Lots of reasons The citing case may be in a higher court than the cited case but might not actually add anything. You always go for the highest authority on record. From time to time, a case makes a ...
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If Hammond v. DPP EWHC 69 (2004) had taken place in 2008, would it have held?

"Put another way does the idea of consistency reflected by the imperative of stare decisis when basing decisions on case law also apply when ruling on statutory intent?" If a court considers ...
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