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Mixed Questions of Law and Fact: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posted by William MacDonald on August 20, 2014

Welcome back to “Mixed Questions of Law and Fact”! If you haven’t tried submitting your answers yet, you still have time — just send an e-mail to by midnight on Friday, August 22. You can submit your answers for this week’s questions individually, or all at once.

Today’s question:

What does “stare decisis” mean?

  1. legal principle that rules derived from common law should be codified state by state
  2. legal principle that courts should abide by precedent
  3. legal principle defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty
  4. legal principle that decisions supported by public policy are constantly malleable

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