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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Bound, Gagged And Precedential

It took no time at all for various Slashdotters to correct their original tipster on the Kelly v. Arriba Soft decision, concerning the fact that most decisions of the United States Courts of Appeal are resolved by three judge panels and nothing about such a resolution deprives an opinion of binding and precedential effect. Several commenters quickly jumped in, and self-flagellation ensued scarcely three hours after the posting.

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