Stare decisis is important because it is essential to the doctrine of precedent, according to Cornell University Law School. Stare decisis means a court will stand by a ruling previously issued in earlier cases. This met... More »

A situation in which stare decisis would decide the outcome of a trial is when a Mississippi court attempts to try a person for desecrating an American flag. Because the Supreme Court already ruled in Texas v. Johnson in... More »

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Constitutional law deals with the interpretation and implementation of the Constitution. It addresses the fundamental relationships within society, among the states, between the states and the federal government, the thr... More »

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A situation in which stare decisis would decide the outcome of a trial is when a Mississippi court attempts to try a person for desecrating an American flag. Because the Supreme Court already ruled in Texas v. Johnson in... More »

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The legal doctrine of precedent is used when a court system decides a case based on a previous case with similar circumstances. Preceding cases should persuade current jurisprudence to act in a similar fashion, according... More »

The legal doctrine of "respondeat superior" is a concept in tort law when a court system holds an employer legally responsible for the acts of an employee if negligence occurs within the scope of the employee's work, acc... More »

Different types of warrants include no-knock warrants, anticipatory warrants, nighttime warrants, seizure warrants and warrants requiring a knock-and-announce provision, according to Cornell University Law School. Office... More »