Law Reports
the publications in which the decisions of the courts are recorded. It should, however, be appreciated that in the UK and in many other jurisdictions these are private publications rather than state-operated. The publisher makes the reports more attractive, more useful, and subject to legal protection, by adding a summary of the facts and law involved, called a rubric. Indexing makes it easier to find relevant precedents for argument in court. Some series are given special weight because they are revised by the judges themselves, examples being the Law Reports in England and the Session Cases in Scotland. There is little doubt that the comprehensive reporting of judgments and the indexing of them led to the concept of stare decisis, or binding force of precedent.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


law reports
Published volumes of the decisions of courts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


law reports
Published volumes of the decisions of courts.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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