Judicial Precedent Crossword

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'To stand by what has been decided'
Stare decisis
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'The reason for deciding'
Ratio decidendi
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The ratio decidendi of this case is that duress is not a defence for murder
Howe
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'Other things said'
Obiter dicta
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The obiter dicta of the case Howe (1987) was used in what case?
Gotts
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The obiter dicta of the case Brown (1993) was used in what case?
Wilson
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A type of precedent that must be followed
Binding
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A type of precedent that may be followed
Persuasive
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A method of avoiding precedent: Looking at the differences in the cases
Distinguishing
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Method of avoiding precedent: Where a higher court sets aside the ruling established in a previous case
Overruling
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Accurate records of the decisons of courts
Law reports
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When a decision is found to be based on a mistake, and is therefore not a binding precedent
Per incuriam
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An advantage of Judicial Precedent: Allows lawyers to advise with some degree of certainty
redictbility
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A disadvantage of Judicial Precedent: The law created by judges is backards looking
Retrospective
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A precedent was set using the decision of a Scottish court, what is the name of the case?
RvR
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Card 2

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'The reason for deciding'

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Ratio decidendi

Card 3

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The ratio decidendi of this case is that duress is not a defence for murder

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Card 4

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'Other things said'

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Card 5

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The obiter dicta of the case Howe (1987) was used in what case?

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