The scales of justice, a potent symbol for the rule of law and for the balance that any such rule requires.

Poor application tends toward the rule of law

This note criticizes the court’s application of Vavilov tout court. Vavilov lays down a useful statement about appellate courts’ jurisdictions when they are granted a statutory appeal. That case does not pretend to make private-law rules, and courts must be wary of mistaking application for analogy.