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what are the rules of using sitatioins of previous caseas =

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what are the rules of using sitatioins of previous caseas = precedents? How do i do that? how do i search for the outcomes of results of other cases? Is there a tags that are registrered in each iof the historical cases and you can search by those tags? Are ther any manuals that talk about it in details, please?
Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you. Legal rulings from prior cases can be used as precedent to support a similar position in a current case. The prior cases should generally be cases from within your state and jurisdiction. Those cases are generally binding on current courts, whereas cases from another state or jurisdiction can be persuasive, but would not bind the local court. There are a number of ways to find these cases through legal research. Cases have headnotes, which are summaries of the legal points provided at the beginning of the case. Those headnotes are numbered with keys, which are associated with particular points of law. You can use those keys to search for other cases citing to the same keys. The best place to start is in your local law library. The reference librarians can start you in the right direction by showing you how to locate keys in headnotes and then how to search for other cases using those same keys.
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