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Does a Supreme court ruling / decision on law set precedent in lower courts within state.

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Does a State Supreme Court decision set precedent over all local or town courts within state where decision is aplicable.

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A pa supreme court ruling on an issue does generally control lower court determinations on the same issue. Note, other factors such as legislation can disrupt that system

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The answer as posted, in a vacuum, is most definitely yes.


Yes but it does not mean that it is retroactive (meaning it may not apply to cases that are over and/or over cases that began before the decision came down).

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