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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||9780521885799 0521885795 9780521713368 0521713366|
|Description:||xv, 189 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. Introduction: the usable past. Precedent ; Positivism and precedent ; A theory of precedent? --
pt. II. Why does English law have a doctrine of precedent?. The formation of a doctrine of precedent --
pt. III. Precedents as reasons. Looking for a certain ratio ; Shortcuts to reason ; Pre-emptive precedent? ; Conclusion --
pt. IV. Distinguishing, overruling and the problem of self-reference. Distinguishing ; Overruling ; The power to overrule oneself ; The authority of the practice statement --
pt. V. Why follow precedent?. Consequentialist justifications ; Deontological arguments ; Conclusion.
"...For the American reader concerned with precedent in constitutional law, there is much food for thought..." --Matthew J. Franck, Radford University; Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, The Law