West Headnote of the Day – July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

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

106 CourtsJurisprudence, even when it arises to the level of jurisprudence constante, is a secondary law source; judicial decisions are not intended to be an authoritative source of law, and, thus, the civilian tradition does not recognize the doctrine of stare decisis.
Royal v. Cook, 984 So. 2d 156 (La. Ct. App. 2008)

Suggested by Marie Erickson; Law Library of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA