Unit 1 Law

1. What is the first stage of reading a bill?

  • Green paper
  • First reading
  • White paper
  • White paper
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2. What is meant by persuasive precedent?

  • precedent, which a judge is not obliged to follow
  • a previous case or legal decision that may be or must be followed in subsequent similar cases
  • reasons for the decision
  • the standing by of previous decisions

3. What is meant by binding precedent?

  • other things said. Things stated in the course of judgement, which are not necessary for the decision. This is a judges opinion which forms persuasive precedent.
  • precedent, which a judge is not obliged to follow
  • a previous case or legal decision that may be or must be followed in subsequent similar cases
  • once a case has reached its final conclusion it cannot be reopened, even if a later decision in another case has been reached in a different way

4. What case is linked to overruling?

  • R v Brown 1993
  • R v R 1991
  • Balfour v Balfour 1919
  • R v Wilson 1996

5. What is law reporting?

  • Written reports of cases which can be accessed online, in newspapers or in All England Law Report books
  • A document written by the jury
  • A article by a newsreporter

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