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Law for Non-Lawyers: Precedent

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Law for Non-Lawyers: Precedent

Most people think they know what “precedent” means in the law, but the concept is actually more complicated than most realize! Precedent is ancient, but when senators are grilling judicial nominees about precedent, are they actually using the concept in a much more modern way? In today’s episode, we discuss the kinds of cases that set precedent, how it works, and just how expansive—or limited—precedent can be.

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