Nota de subsol 27: L’imagination n’est évidemment pas discrétionnaire. A propos de cette disposition, B. Cardozo écrivait, dans The Nature of the Judicial Process, 1921, la p. 141: “The judge, even when he is free, is still not wholly free. He is not to innovate at pleasure. He is not a knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or goodness. He is to draw his inspiration from consecrated principles. He is not to yield to spasmodic sentiment, to vague and unregulated benevolence. He is to exercise a discretion informed by tradition, methodized by analogy, disciplined by system and subordinated to the ‘primordial necessity of order in the social life’”.
N. Aloupi, C. Kleiner
(Le précédent en droit international: Technique pre-normative ou acte normatif? în Le précédent en droit international, ed. Pedone, 2016, la p. 19)