A Napa County court in California is deciding a case involving an issue that has never been addressed before in that state's courts. The Oregon Supreme Court, however, recently decided a case involving a very similar fact pattern.
- Is the California court obligated to follow the Oregon Supreme Court's decision on the issue?
- If the United States Supreme Court had decided a similar case, would that decision be binding on the California court? Explain.
You will use the IRAC format for your response. Be sure to incorporate law and fact in your response, provide examples, and provide a Works Cited.