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

2 Answers

  • 8 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.

  • 8 months ago

    Assuming that you're asking which of the terms meets the definition in the question, the answer is:

    C. Stare Decisis.

    (Latin: "Let the decision stand")

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