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" For it is an established rule to abide by former precedents, where the same points come again in litigation: as well to keep the scale of justice even and steady, and not liable to waver with every new judge's opinion; as also because the law in that... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books - Page 69
by Sir William Blackstone - 1791
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The Modern Legal Philosophy Series...

1917
...p. 69; Stephen, vol. i, p. 53, "When in any case the law has been solemnly declared and det rmined what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent,...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private sentiments." Cf. Pollock....
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Revue Du Barreau Canadien, Volume 1

Bar associations - 1923
...also because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from according to his private sentiments." As put by...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 76

Law - 1913
...Wolle." But next Blackstone is brought forward : "because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from ... he being . . . not delegated to pronounce...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Kentucky State Bar Association ...

Kentucky State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1921
...exposition of the law, etc.," or, as Blackstone says, "because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from . . . he being . . . not delegated to pronounce...
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Cases Decided in the United States Court of Claims ... with ..., Volumes 130-140

United States. Court of Claims, Audrey Bernhardt - Law reports, digests, etc - 1959
...waver with every new judge's opinion, as also because, the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or swerve from according to his private sentiments; he being...
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The Oklahoma Law Journal, Volume 2

Law - 1903
...decide according to the law of the land." Further on he says, " The law in that case being declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the brest of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from according to his private sentiments." The maxim,...
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The Cornell Law Quarterly, Volume 10

Law - 1925
...also because the law in this case being solemnly declared and determined what before was uncertain and indifferent is now become a permanent rule which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from according to the known laws and customs of the...
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The Economics of Justice

Richard A. Posner - Law - 1983 - 415 pages
...waver with every new judge's opinion; as also because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private sentiments.15 23. 3...
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Evolutionary Economics: Institutional theory and policy

Marc R. Tool - Business & Economics - 1988 - 508 pages
...waver with every new judge's opinion; as also because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private sentiments [Posner 1981,...
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Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference to the ..., Volume 1

St. George Tucker, William Blackstone - Law - 2000 - 3276 pages
...waver with every new judge's opinion ; as also because the law in that case being .solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps...now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private sentiments : he being...
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