Lower Court Application of the “Overruling Law” of Higher Courts: John M. Rogers

Legal Theory 1 (2):179-204 (1995)

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The obligation of a court to follow the law of a superior court is commonly taken to be stronger than the obligation of the higher court to respect its own precedent. The Supreme Court has recently asserted this stronger obligation in the most forceful terms. What follows is an attempt to demonstrate that this is wrong as a matter of policy and as a matter of law.
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