What is judicial precedent?


A judicial precedent refers to a judgment of a court of law cited as an authority for deciding a similar set of facts; a case which serves as authority for the legal principle embodied in its decision. It is also a decision of the court used as a source for future decision making.
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A precedent is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body adopts when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts. Court decision
A precedent is something done or said that may serve as an example or
I've got a law exam coming up and want someone to explain to me in detail what judicial precedent is, also using cases and legal terminology. Judicial precedent is where past decisions
It means there was a previous case that already ruled on the issue at hand. Lawyers will use precedents to build a foundation for their case. Brown v. the board of education set precedent
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Judicial Precedent can be defined as the way in which the law is made and amended through the decisions made by judges. It can also be defined as a decision of the court used as a source for future decision making. The set of guidelines of judicial precedent is based on the principle of stare decisis that is similar cases must all be treated alike
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