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How Can Supreme Court decisions be overturned?  

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Asked at 2010.02.09 20:46:05

answer Phoenix  Answered at 2010.02.09 20:46:05
The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the United States. It is often referred to as 'the Court of Last Resort' because its decisions are final. Decisions are the formal ruling from the court.

A Supreme Court ruling is final: there is no appeal. However, there are two ways to overturn a Supreme Court ruling:

(1) The Legislature can overturn a Supreme Court opinion by changing the law or passing a new statute that is contrary to the Supreme Court's decision. Even if the prior decision is based on constitutional law, Congress and the states can amend the Constitution to achieve the goal they want. However, this is not an easy thing to do.

(2) Like the other answers have said, another way is for a prior decision to be overturned by the Supreme Court in a subsequent opinion. In this scenario, the Supreme Court overturns "itself". To "overturn" a decision basically involves a new court case which would be decided one way under "stare decisis", and the Court ignoring the previous decision and ruling a different way.
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