The nature and authority of precedent /

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Main Author: Duxbury, Neil
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Table of 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