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  • R V Wilson Judges
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    Judicial Precedent Essay plan Intro Say what precedent is: Stare d ecesis et non quiet a mover e = Stand by what has been decided and do not unsettle the established. Which means a decision made in one case is binding on all following cases of similar fact in lower courts. Then say: there are 3 main principles involved. (1) Ratio Decidendi = the reasoning behind the judges decision. This is the binding element of a judgement / case (2) Reliable system of law reporting: there are thousands of cas...
  • Judges As Agents Of The Law
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    Judges exercise judicial power. They play an integral role in the judicial process, as they apply the law and in some cases create the law. While doing this they must take consideration of current political, social, moral and economic considerations and adhere to a certain consensus of society. The role of the judge is taken for granted by many people who view their role as an administrative one. Judges, especially those of the Supreme and High Courts are under extreme pressure and do not just d...
  • Carter And Burke And Engel And Munger
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    ... negative side. With a judge's decision someone is always going to feel like they have the negative side of the situation. Sara is constantly giving reason for her actions but they aren't in the same legal capacity as a judge. Both sets of authors also see the law in reference to structured improvisation. They both refer to it in the sense that we do what is best for ourselves but that what we have to choose from is structured. For example, Sara Lane improvises a lot of the activities in her ...
  • According To Minnesota Law Dr Jane Hodgson
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    Ravi Singh vi September 10, 2000 Legal Brief Title: Dr. Jane Hodgson vs. Minnesota U.S. 417 Legal Issue: Whether or not Dr. Jane Hodgson actions were justifiable and if Minnesota law against abortion is unconstitutional. Facts: According to Minnesota law Dr. Jane Hodgson performed an illegal abortion on April 29, 1970 on a Nancy Kay Widmer. Dr. Jane Hodgson believed that the constitutional right of privacy "is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy...
  • Sanction Against Deviant Behaviour
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    Boundaries of acceptable social behaviour that are institutionalised are called laws; those that are informal are called norms. Norms and laws protect the social order, without which societies could not exist. Still, they are often ignored or violated, and the result may be conflict- the disruption of social order. Sanctions are reactions by society to approved or disapproved behaviour. Reactions to approved behaviour are called positive sanctions; reactions to disapproved behaviour are called n...
  • Sample Of Brand X The Decision
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    A bribe as defined by Tom Carson is a payment to someone in exchange for special consideration that is incompatible with the duties of his position. An example of this would be if you offered a judge payment in secrecy, to rule in your favor. Your offer was accepted by the judge and you were not found guilty because of the payment received. In the above example if it had been revealed why you were not found guilty, you and the judge involved would be accused of bribery. Once the media had receiv...
  • Bork's View On Philosophical Morality Being
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    This paper touches on points made between four lawyers in the discussion on how it would be possible to get reparations for slavery. Is reparations for Blacks plausible? Does statement in their discussion have credence in the court of law, or is it merely just outcome over process? Views coming from Robert H. Bork (author of The Tempting America) and Stanley Fish (author of the trouble with Principle), will also be covered to agree or disagree with statements made in the Harper articles. These f...

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