You Want Me to Do What? The Dilemma of Trying to Interpret and Follow Appellate Precedent
Presented by IWIRC
While there can be no doubt under our current system of jurisprudence that lower courts are bound by the published decisions of appellate courts, the question remains: What can a trial court do with broad pronouncements found in an appellate decision based on limited or dissimilar facts? Judge Michael discusses the dilemma of interpreting and using appellate precedent.