overruling


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o·ver·rule

 (ō′vər-ro͞ol′)
tr.v. o·ver·ruled, o·ver·rul·ing, o·ver·rules
1.
a. To declare (a court ruling or other precedent) as superseded and no longer accurate with regard to a legal question: In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court overruled Plessy v. Ferguson.
b. To reject or disallow as contrary to rules or law: The defense attorney's objection was overruled by the judge.
2.
a. To reject or annul (a decision or recommendation, for example): overrule a decision about hiring a job candidate; overrule a call by an umpire.
b. To reject or annul a decision made by (someone): overrule an umpire.

overruling

(ˌəʊvəˈruːlɪŋ)
n
(Law) the act or instance of ruling over another
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Their religion is not a mere superstitious fear, like that of most savages; they evince abstract notions of morality; a deep reverence for an overruling spirit, and a respect for the rights of their fellow men.
The overruling interest was furnished by those great Asiatic airships that went upon incalculable missions across the sky, the crimson-clad swordsmen who might come fluttering down demanding petrol, or food, or news.
Though Mr Omphile expressed disappointment at the minister's line of argument, he conceded that the minister had the power to overrule them, but he questioned the manner in which the overruling was done.
IT was reported that when the Italians protested at the EU overruling their choice of Prime Minister, who they had appointed democratically, it was said that Italians were not colonists or slaves of the EU.
Now the Immigration Minister has struck back by overruling this body, the Herald Sun reports.
But Robertson hit back: "On overruling MPs, that's very interesting because on the Scotland Bill, 58 of 59 Scottish MPs have voted for that legislation to be strengthened and they have been outvoted by English MPs.
The court overruling the objection linked it with condition of submitting authority letter within one month.
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The court observed that there was no absolute jurisdictional bar to the court's overruling its own precedent.
We introduce two accounts of overruling drawn from the scholarly literature on the subject and, in light of those accounts, we evaluate the approach to overruling taken by the Court in the recent common law case of Imbree v McNeilly (2008) 236 CLR 510.
It describes how pro-life groups can erode the precedential value of Roe, paving the way for its overruling, and legally discourage abortion once again.