> "It is a maxim among these lawyers that whatever has been done
> may legaly be done again; and therefore they take special care to
> all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the
> reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce
> john mage
======== Juridical power platonizing itself via it's own version of amnesiac-historicism. Stare Decisis as path-dependency and hysteresis. As if in the past they didn't make it up...because there was no precedent.