Example sentences for: decisis

How can you use “decisis” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Not surprisingly, Scalia is no big fan of stare decisis : In his dissents, he often calls upon the court to scour away layers of encrusted precedent in order to get at the original meaning of the underlying text.

  • Lawyers are mad folk in general, but their madness crescendos, according to Professor Mellinkoff, in their “consuming passion for precedent .’ Mesmerized by the “ritual phrase’ stare decisis , they delve into that shelf-devouring monster of confusion known as Words and Phrases and come forth with “language that the profession accepts as precedent,’ thus investing such terms as accident and proximate cause with a false precision.

  • Most of the current textual infidelity, though, occurs because the doctrine of stare decisis --which dictates adherence to precedent--forces today's judges to live with adventurous Supreme Court decisions from earlier in the century.


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