Common law develops as a kind of chain of related court decisions which set precedence for how law will be interpreted & ultimately enforced?
A. appellate jurisdiction
B. civil law
C. stare decisis
D. docket buttressing
- STEVEN FLv 78 months ago
The STATEMENT that masquerades as your homework question is FALSE.
The answer they want is C. Stare Decisis, aka let the decision stand. It refers to the legal concept that once a court rules on an issue, courts should follow the decision in order to have consistency in the law.
Common law IS NOT the same as court precedent.