Monday, October 22, 2007

abhorrent aberrations

Do we need a new word to describe judicial opinions that buck authority--or just a spellchecker?  Posts on a state trial practice blog were discussing the precedential value of intermediate appellate court decisions when different districts reach conflicting outcomes. One commenter opined that if three districts hold one way, and then a fourth district holds the opposite way, the fourth opinion is "an abhoration."

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