Does the Court of Appeal Bind Itself?
Having considered the self-bindingness of the House of Lords at some length in the previous chapter, we must now turn to the Court of Appeal. Our primary concern will be to identify the extent to which this court binds itself, but a more or less constant sub-text will involve the question of whether the principles of self-bindingness at this level in the judicial hierarchy ought to be the same as in the House of Lords; and if not, how ought they to differ?
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