stare decisis

Definition of "stare decisis"
  1. A doctrine that requires judges to follow the logic used in previous similar cases
How to use "stare decisis" in a sentence
  1. The principle of stare decisis assures consistency in court rulings over time.
  2. The defense relied heavily on stare decisis, citing precedents that supported their argument.
  3. The judge's decision was rooted in stare decisis, drawing on past similar scenarios.

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