Unformatted text preview: state? a. though it is system. other in the If the earlier decision in the other state is relevant, it must be followed even from another state because all of the states are part of one legal When deciding the case, the court deciding the case cannot take the decisions of states into account. Earlier court decisions are equally relevant as precedent whether they were made same state or in a different state. The court of the state deciding a case can look to earlier court decisions in other guidance in deciding the case at hand, but is not required to follow them. [difficult p. 13]...
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