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By Donald L. Carper, John A. McKinsey

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Such works are referred to as case law. If case law were not reported, both attorneys and the public would be unaware of decisions that had been made and of the appellate courts’ rationale for those decisions. After centuries of relying on books, many lawyers and others are no longer using books as the primary way of finding information about cases. Instead, Internet-based databases and websites provide much of the recorded case information. The two most important legal database services providing recorded case law are Westlaw® and LexisNexis®.

The application of the doctrine of stare decisis is a challenging process. For example, is a new fact situation the same as the suggested precedent, is it similar, or is it different? The adversary system allows each side a representative who argues what events occurred, what precedent should apply, and how it should apply. And what about the situation where the facts are clear, the law is clear, and the result is absurd? What precedents apply? Is the court bound to come to an unjust decision, or is a decision based on settled law ever unjust?

Strict constructionists Judges whose reading of the law narrowly interprets legal words and who subscribe to interpreting the law consistent with the believed meaning given it by the drafters. As you already partly learned earlier when studying the concept of “common law,” courts create law. Federal and state courts resolve controversies that are brought before them by parties to legal disputes. At the end of each case proceeding, the presiding judge issues a judgment. Most judgments are never appealed to a higher court nor written down in a comprehensive decision that later courts can review.

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