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Question: Ferguson was arrested for possession of marijuana


Ferguson was arrested for possession of marijuana in a state where it was illegal. He argued at his trial that the highest court in a neighboring state had ruled a similar law invalid, which would be a binding precedent.
a. Is Ferguson correct in his belief?
b. Can a state’s highest court rule that the law of another state is not binding in its own state?
c. Does a precedent in one state affect the law in another?

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