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. Tambov: Gramota, 2011. № 3. Part 1. P. 15-16.
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Adygezalova Gyul'naz El'darovna
Kuban' State University

Abstract. The article reveals the point of view of the American sociologist of law Oliver Holmes on judicial precedent place in law sources system. Without denying laws importance the scientist emphasized the importance of court lawmaking function which allows it to control legislative and executive branches of power and to harmonize relations in society.
Key words and phrases: источник права, судебный прецедент, социологическое правопонимание, социологическая юриспруденция, law source, judicial precedent, sociological understanding of law, sociological jurisprudence.
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