Does the Supreme Court's Current Doctrine of Stare Decisis Require Adherence to the Supreme Court's Current Doctrine of Stare Decisis
Michael Stokes Paulsen
University of St. Thomas School of Law
North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 85, 2008
U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-15
This Article asks whether a fair application of the Supreme Court's current doctrine of stare decisis to the Supreme Court's current doctrine of stare decisis would counsel in favor of adhering to current doctrine or departing from it. Professor Paulsen argues that the paradoxical answer is that current doctrine of precedent suggests that current doctrine of precedent disserves all of the doctrine's supposed policy justifications. Accordingly, the Court's current doctrine of stare decisis may and should be overruled - according to the Court's current doctrine of stare decisis.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 49
Keywords: Supreme Court, judicial decision-making, stare decisis, precedentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 14, 2008
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