West Headnote of the Day – May 31, 2010

May 31, 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 CourtsJudicial devotion to the doctrine of stare decisis is indeed a justifiable concept to be followed by the courts; however, it cannot and must not be so strictly pursued to the point where the court’s view is opaqued and reality disregarded.
Hall v. Dillon Companies, Inc., 189 P.3d 508 (Kan. 2008)

Suggested by Valerie Garber, West Principal Attorney Editor