Does the House of Lords Bind Itself?
This chapter discusses the extent to which the House of Lords is bound to follow its own previous decisions, and the extent to which it ought to be bound to do so. We will see that the House of Lords itself has changed its own position on this question over the years, and that even now there is some uncertainty as to whether civil and criminal cases are to be treated in the same way. It is useful to begin with a brief consideration of the historical perspective.
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