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Can a court decision (let's say, on slander) rendered in one state be cited as precedent in a trial in another state?

Asked by Mister_Snitch (4points) December 22nd, 2007
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it can be cited as precedent but its not binding on the other states court
its merely “persuasive”
just how persuasive it is depends on what level of the system the decision was handed down at, what precedent that decision cited, and how well the lawyers argue

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