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Law: Case Law: Cases judicially considered

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Cases judicially considered

Why find cases judicially considered?

  • The precedential value of a case must be checked or judicially considered.
  • A subsequent case needs to be checked to see if it has been applied, approved, followed, considered, overturned, disapproved, not followed or distinguished in an earlier case.
  • Does the decision in the earlier case play a material role in the court's reasoning in the later case?
  • If so, then the earlier case has been 'judicially considered' in the later one.
  • Always check more than one source to ensure your research is comprehensive and thorough. 

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