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Posted: 6/29/2015 8:27:56 AM EDT
"Bad/hard cases make for bad caselaw" (or variations on that)

Just in a smal debate here if it is considered to a adage in the common law system ?

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:31:21 AM EDT

Yes.





Heard it in Criminal procedures class in '89


Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:37:02 AM EDT
I learned it as "Hard cases make bad law".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_cases_make_bad_law
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 10:07:30 AM EDT
Thanks guys. arguing common law stuff with civil law trained lawyers is always good for a laugh.

Turns out the other guy said he meant to say its not a civil law addage and therefore is not relevant.

Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:13:56 AM EDT
Bad Facts Make Bad Law.
Bad Actors Make Make Bad Law.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 2:19:24 PM EDT
Bad facts make bad law. Common law school saying that I hadn't heard or thought about since I got out until this post.
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