ON ALL FOURS
on all fours. (Of a law case) squarely on point (with a precedent) on both facts and law; nearly identical in all material ways (our client’s case is on all fours with the Supreme Court’s most recent opinion). Cf. WHITEHORSE CASE.
¡°The courts, nowadays, are governed largely by precedent, and this imposes on the advocate the necessity of supporting his client’s cause by concrete authorities ¡ª cases ¡®on all fours’ with, or at least analogous to, the case at bar.¡± William M. Lile et al., Brief Making and the Use of Law Books 98 (3d ed. 1914).
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