Martin Shapiro, Toward a Theory of Stare Decisis, 1 J. Legal Stud. 125 (1972)
Proposes a theory of stare decisis which draws upon the insights of communications theory as well as the decision-making process in tort law. Branches of communications theory; Discussion on the information and redundancy concepts of syntactics; Model which have overshadowed the importance of redundancy in error correction; Key activity of the tort organization and its litigational market operating under the rules of stare decisis; Reason behind the survival of stare decisis.