Unit 1(01)

This case study assignment explores the concept of stare decisis and whether it is an inexorable command. 

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Please answer the following questions about the case study:

  What does the court mean when it says "Stare decisis is not an inexorable command; rather it is a principle of policy and not a mechanical formula of adherence to the latest decision"?

  What would it mean for the American system of criminal justice, if stare decisis actually was an "inexorable command" or a "mechanical formula of adherence to the latest decision"?

 Your response should be at least 500 words (no less than 250 words for each question). Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. 

All references and citations used must be in APA style.