Unit 1 Law

1. What is meant by distinguishing?

  • this is where the facts of the case are deemed sufficiently different so that the previous case is no longer binding.
  • - this is where a court higher in the hierarchy departs from a decision made in a lower court. The previous decision is no longer binding
  • This is where a higher court departs from the decision of the lower court on appeal.
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2. What are the 5 advantages of judicial precedent?

  • 1.Certainty, 2.Consistency and fairness in the law, 3.Flexibility, 4.Time-saving, 5.Precision
  • 1.Certainty,2. Rigidity,3.Illogical distinctions,4.Complexity,5.Time-saving

3. What is meant by persuasive precedent?

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

4. What is meant by stare decisis?

  • Other things said
  • Other things said
  • Other things said
  • Guilty mind

5. What is the fourth stage of reading a bill?

  • Commitee stage
  • Second reading
  • Report stage
  • First reading

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