This Essay is about dicta. Like Olson, the Essay will not spend much time arguing about the definition of dicta. Rather, it analyzes rule of law issues as they pertain to dicta. Does the definition of dicta matter? Does reliance on dicta by subsequent courts raise rule of law concerns? The answer to both questions is yes.
Ryan S. Killian
Dicta and the Rule of Law,
2013 Pepp. L. Rev.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/plr/vol2013/iss1/1