What Does Distinguish Mean in Law?


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1. What does 'distinguish' mean in law?

2. Out of the options below, what type of case was Roe v. Wade?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does distinguishing mean in law? You can assess your knowledge of this term as well as 'stare decisis' by using the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to discover how much you know about:

  • The meaning of 'distinguish' in law
  • Rule that a case being distinguished from a precedent-setting case must follow
  • Type of case that Roe v. Wade was
  • How distinguished cases work

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as 'distinguish' and 'stare decisis'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of case that Roe v. Wade was
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on distinguishing in law

Additional Learning

'What Does Distinguish Mean in Law?' is the name of the related lesson. Work through it to discover how much more you can learn about:

  • Why courts distinguish one case from another
  • How American law originally worked
  • Who decided Roth v. United States