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Doctrine
A set of rules that people abide by e.g the law
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Judicial precedent
Law made by judges in the court
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Stare decisis
Stand by the decision
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Ratio decidendi
Reasons for the decision
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Obiter dicta
Things said by the way
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Law reports
Full, accurate reports on judicial procedure.
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Distinguishing
The facts of the case are significantly different to the facts of the precedent and therefore the judge is not bound to follow the precedent.
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Overruling
A precedent created at one point in time is overruled by a different precedent from a case at a later date
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Reversing
A decision made on a case can be reversed by a court which is superior to it.
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Disapproval
Pressure is brought to a court who created binding precedent to change/overrule that precedent.
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Card 2

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Judicial precedent

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Law made by judges in the court

Card 3

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Stare decisis

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Card 4

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Ratio decidendi

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Card 5

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Obiter dicta

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