The Doctrine Of Judicial Precedent Is Described As The "Backbone" Of The Common Law System.

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Judicial precedent can applied on cases and to be treated similar when the material facts of the cases are identical. There are two principles that are involved in judicial precedent. There are ratio decidendi and the obiter dictum. The binding part of a previous decision is the ration decidendi (reason for the decision) and it must be followed by judges in later cases...
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There are ratio decidendi and the obiter dictum. The binding part of a previous decision is the ration decidendi (reason for the decision) and it must be followed by judges in later cases. Anything said an obiter dictum (by the way) in the original case is merely persuasive because it was not strictly relevant to the matter in issue and does not have to be followed...
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