Shane Sorenson reports on the courts that have been abandoning tradition by becoming pseudo legislatures - sometimes with shocking results, such as the resurrection of debtors' prisons
How do judges decide cases? In common law countries, judicial precedent plays an important role. In civil law countries, government-enacted legislation, or codes, is the primary determinant. However, as reported by the International Law Office this month, courts around the world have been abandoning tradition by becoming pseudo legislatures – sometimes with shocking results.
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