jurisprudence constante

Definition of "jurisprudence constante"
  1. A principle used in Louisiana's civil law system where a significant number of previous decisions using a specific legal rule can have a strong influence and can decide the outcome of future cases
How to use "jurisprudence constante" in a sentence
  1. Due to jurisprudence constante, the judge considered multiple past rulings before reaching their decision.
  2. The lawyer for the defense cited jurisprudence constante as he presented previous case decisions.
  3. Practicing law in Louisiana requires an understanding of jurisprudence constante and how it impacts case outcomes.

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