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Everybody wants a fair judge to come to their case with an open mind and to decide it on the facts and the law. One of the facts, one of the features of law that you have to decide it on is on the basis of precedent, as you point out.
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And for a judge, precedent is a very important thing. We don't go reinvent the wheel every day. Again, I would tell you that Roe versus Wade, decided in 1973, is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court. It has been reaffirmed. The reliance interest considerations are important there.
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And all of the other factors that go into analyzing precedent have to be considered. It is a precedent of the United States Supreme Court. It was reaffirmed in Casey in 1992, and in several other cases. So a good judge will consider it as precedent of the United State Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent, like any other.