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Can congress change a supreme court decision?

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Congress cannot change a Supreme Court decision. They can only implement new legislation which the court can continue to rule on. To change the basis of a supreme court decision, the constitution needs to be changed.

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change the law. or not pass it. what can they do? .... #@%$ all


can another court change the decision of a Supreme Court case


In most cases a Supreme Court decision is permanent. The current Supreme Court can change the decision of a previous Supreme Court.


There are only two ways in which a decision can be overruled:The Court can change it's own decision or make a different constitutional interpretation in a later decision. (the Court itself)Congress and/or the States can ratify a constitutional amendment that effectively overturns a Supreme Court decision (or precedent). (Congress and the States, working together).


No. Neither the President nor Congress can overturn a US Supreme Court decision. Congress may rewrite unconstitutional legislation so it complies with the Court's decision. There are only a few ways a decision may be overturned:The Supreme Court may overturn a precedent set by an earlier Court by making a different decision in a later, similar case.The Supreme Court may reverse its own decision on rehearing (rare).Congress and the States may effectively nullify a Supreme Court decision by ratifying a constitutional amendment.


There are only two ways to change a US Supreme Court decision:The US Supreme Court can change any current or prior decisions.Through a constitutional amendment


Nothing but the President can choose not to enforce it. (The decision)


The Supreme Court can check the power of Congress by ruling legislation passed by Congress is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court can do this when they a presented with an opportunity to hear a case which disputes a law. The supreme court's decision is final because it is the highest court in America.


The US Supreme Court determines what is and is not constitutional, not Congress. If the Supreme Court makes a decision Congress opposes, they can write legislation to circumvent the decision, modify current legislation to comply with the letter of the ruling, or attempt to initiate a new constitutional amendment to overrule the decision (unlikely). Although they are not supposed to, Congress may thwart the Supreme Court by failing to pass legislation supporting the Court's decision.


1) Congress can amend the US Constitution, with ratification by the States. 2) The Court can reverse its own prior decision.


No. Slavery was abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in a joint effort between Congress and the states that ratified the amendment. A constitutional amendment is more powerful than a US Supreme Court decision, because it is not subject to change by the Supreme Court.


There isn't one.There are checks and balances, though. If Congress disagrees with a Supreme Court decision, in many cases they can change the law. It gets trickier if the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional ... at that point Congress can either try to change the law so that it no longer contradicts the constitution, or they can (much more difficult, because it involves more than just Congress) try to amend the Constitution.But that's a separate issue; the Supreme Court is called the Supreme Court for a reason.


The Supreme Court determines what contradicts the Constitution. So it supposedly isn't possible for them to rule against it. If people don't like the decision of the Supreme Court, they can pass laws and/or amend the Constitution to change it. Congress would be who would overrule it, particularly members who were there when they passed whatever law. The Court is not allowed to put words in the mouth of Congress.


yes, by having citizens support them and supreme court would be over run.


It established the authority of the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of an act of Congress.


Supreme Court decisions can only be overridden in two ways:The US Supreme Court reverses a decision on an earlier case by making a contradictory decision on a current case.Congress and the States override a decision by amending the Constitution.There are several legitimate and illegitimate methods Congress and the President use to resist Supreme Court decisions that may have the practical effect of overriding a decision, however.Sometimes the Executive Branch obstructs or fails to enforce a decision.Sometimes Congress rewrites legislation to bring it into compliance with constitutional guidelines.Sometimes Congress strips the Supreme Court of its appellate jurisdiction over certain types of cases to deprive them of the ability to overturn a law or policy.


Supreme Court decisions can only be overturned in two ways:The US Supreme Court can overturn a decision on an earlier case by making a contradictory decision on a current case (or by reversing a current decision).Congress and the States can overturn a decision by amending the US Constitution.


It established the authority of the supreme court to rule on the constitutionality of an act of congress


no... Once the U. S. Supreme Court makes a decision in the interpretation of a law or a part of the Constitution, a precedent is set, and their decision holds the same weight as the original law. The President can no more overturn a Supreme Court decision than he/she can make a new law without Congress. The President can, however, sign into law a bill that has passed both houses of Congress that repeals or modifies a law or Constitutional clause on which a Supreme Court decision has been rendered, thereby, in effect, overriding the Supreme Court.


Neither the President nor Congress have authority to change a US Supreme Court decision.Supreme Court decisions can only be changed in one of two ways: 1) The Court can overturn its own decision, or 2) Congress and the states can ratify a constitutional amendment that eradicates the decision and/or protects an entity from future action.Congress and the States created the Eleventh Amendment in direct response to the decision in an early Supreme Court case, Chisholm v. Georgia, (1793), revoking the federal courts' Article III power to hear cases between a state and citizens of another state after the Supreme Court ruled Georgia had to pay two men for property it seized during the Revolutionary War. This had the potential to cause economic devastation for the States.While the President and Congress can't directly change an unfavorable decision, they may circumvent the decision by passing legislation that addresses the constitutional challenge while still accomplishing their goal. Congress also has the right to prevent the Supreme Court from hearing certain types of cases under their appellate jurisdiction (called jurisdiction stripping) to reduce the possibility of certain controversies being declared unconstitutional in the future. Neither of these actions would overturn or change the Court's decision; they are simply political maneuvers used to check the federal judiciary.


Congress determined the size of the US Supreme Court and enacted their decision in The Judiciary Act of 1789.


It's divided between the President (Obama), the Congress, and the Supreme Court.


Congress cannot override a Supreme Court decision. If the decision interprets the Constitution or an Amendment, Congress cannot override the decision except by calling for a Constitutional Convention to change that provision of the Constitution or Amendment. (Not likely) This would require cooperation from the States, and is not something Congress could accomplish on its own. If the decision interprets a federal law, Congress can amend or replace the law to correct its deficiency. If the Supreme Court interprets both by comparing the law to the Constitution or Amendment to see if the law is constitutional and decides the law is unconstitutional because it is vague or can be applied in a discriminatory manner, Congress can amend the law in such a way that the Constitutional problem is solved. Technically, this is not "overriding" the decision, but it is one way Congress can make a law do its intended purpose without being unconstitutionally vague about the subject and purpose. Other than that, only the Supreme Court can overturn its own precedent.


The only court that can overturn a Supreme court decision is the Supreme court itself. The Supreme court is the highest ruling court in the United States of America.


AnswerDeclare acts of the supreme court unconstitutional.AnswerNo, they can't. The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of constitutionality; Congress has no authority to override their decisions or to formally declare a decision unconstitutional. Congress has two possible responses to a decision they disagree with:They can initiate an Amendment to the Constitution that, if passed by two-thirds of the House and Senate and ratified by the three-quarters of the states, can override a Supreme Court decision;They can rewrite legislation to bypass bring an Act or law into compliance with the justices' decision; or,They can wait and hope a future Supreme Court will reverse the decision itself.These are the only options.



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