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It certainly sets precedence among the states that comprise the Sixth Circuit, and it will be binding there. Outside of the Sixth, its effect is called “persuasive authority,” meaning that sister circuits (and federal district judges) WILL TAKE NOTE of the decision and consider its weight whenever they are called upon to decide a similar question of law. “TAKE NOTE” means to consider…not to be bound by.