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Assignment 2: describe the differences between a trial court and a court of appeals. Assignment 3: when is a court opinion considered precedent?

Assignment 2: describe the differences between a trial court and a court of appeals.


Assignment 3: when is a court opinion considered precedent?


Assignment 4: a. Which authority is primary authority, and which is secondary authority? 

b. Which authority can be mandatory authority? Why? What would be required for any for any of the sources to be mandatory authority?

c.   Which authority can be persuasive authority? Why?

d.   Assuming that all the primary authority applies to the issues raised by the facts of the client's case, list the authority in the hierarchical order of its value as precedent; that is, authority with the greatest authoritative value will be listed first, followed by other authority in the order it will be looked to and relied on by the court. 

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