“Doctrine of stare decisis”

July 25, 2012

  • 106 Courts
  • 106II Establishment, Organization, and Procedure
  • 106II(G) Rules of Decision
  • 106k88 Previous Decisions as Controlling or as Precedents
  • 106k89 k. In General.

106 CourtsDoctrine of stare decisis recognizes that people should know what their legal rights are as defined by judicial precedent, and having conducted their affairs in reliance on such rights, ought not to have them swept away by judicial fiat.
Carter v. Lehi City, 269 P.3d 141 (Utah 2012)