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Binding Authority

Source of law that a judge must evaluate when making a decision in a case. For example, statutes from the same state where a case is being brought, or higher court decisions, are binding authority for a judge.

According to Article VI of the Constitution—the Supremacy Clause—all laws made pursuant to the Constitution are considered the supreme law of the land. They are entitled to legal superiority over any conflicting state law or constitutional provision.

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Primary Authority.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationFree Legal Encyclopedia: Bill of Particulars to William Benson Bryant