- Research a case of first impression where the court establishes precedent. Write a summary of the facts of the case and the new rule that the court sets forth. Explain which courts are obligated to follow the new rule.
- Research a subsequent case that uses the precedent you located in the first part of this Assignment. Write a summary of the facts of the case and how the court applies stare decisis . Be sure to cite to exactly where in the case the court discusses application of the rule established by the prior court.
- Research a case where the court refused precedent and overturned an established rule. Write a summary of the facts of the case and the court’s reasoning for refusing to apply stare decisis .
Instructions: Length should be 3–4 pages excluding cover page and references page. Double spaced and 12-point font Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.