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The only court that can overturn a Supreme Court decision is the Supreme court itself.

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Decisions of the Supreme Court can only be overturned by constitutional amendment, or by subsequent decisions of the Supreme Court, which is capable of reversing itself.


The president does not have any power over the decisions of the Supreme Court. Only the Supreme Court itself can overturn a supreme court decision.


State supreme courts cannot lawfully overturn US Supreme Court decisions, per the Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the Constitution. The only ways a decision may be overturned is by the Supreme Court itself or by constitutional amendment.


The decisions of the Supreme Court cannot be overturned. (GradPoint)


All court decisions are binding unless overturned by a higher court.


No. US Supreme Court decisions are final and can only be overturned by the Court itself (unlikely) or by constitutional amendment (highly unlikely). Further, the Court and justices have immunity from being sued for their decisions.


The Supreme Court cannot directly enforce its rulings; instead, it relies on respect for the Constitution and for the law for adherence to its judgments. Because the Supreme Court simply bases its decisions on the Constitution, the decisions are not overturned. The decisions simply uphold the Constitution but do not have outside enforcement.Added: Short answer: (in the US) The Supreme Court is the highest court in the nation. Its rulings cannot be overturned unless done by a subsequent ruling of the same court.


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.


The two ways in which a decision of the US Supreme Court can be overturned are: the court can reverse itself, or the US constitution can be amended.


Court decisions can be overturned by higher courts, with the highest being the Supreme Court. Once the Supreme Court has issued a ruling, it can only be overturned by another Supreme Court ruling if the court agrees to hear that case or a similar case again. It is also possible for Congress to pass a law or constitutional amendment (with the help of the states, which must ratify any amendment), which can effectively overturn a Supreme Court decision by altering the law on which the decision was based.


Yes, but only the US Supreme Court can overturn its own earlier court decisions.Judicial activism is a label subjectively applied to legal decisions believed to go beyond the intent of the Constitution or Congressional lawmakers, or to overturn established legal precedent. The term has negative connotations, and is synonymous with the phrase "legislating from the bench."There is no entity called "the Judicial Activism," nor is there a populist movement by that name; it is simply a concept related to certain types of court decisions.Supreme Court decisions can only be overturned in one of two ways:The Supreme Court can overturn its own decisions.Supreme Court decisions may be overturned by constitutional amendment.For more information, see Related Questions, below.


pretty sure it is, its a part of the judicial branch The Supreme Court is not the highest law in the land; the Constitution is. The Supreme Court interprets the Constitution. The Supreme Court is the final appeals court; decisions made by it are final. But these decisions still represent the interpretation of the court, and such decisions can theoretically be overturned by the same or future courts.


The Court itself. The US Supreme Court is head of the Judicial Branch and its decisions are made independently of the other two branches of government.


The highest authority in the judicial branch is the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has the highest power to interpret the law and the Constitution--these decisions cannot be overturned by anyone except the Supreme Court.


Not entirely. There have been many cases of judicial review that has been overturned. One noted example is the idea of "separate but equal", the legal argument for segregation of whites and minorities. However, it took almost a century for this to be overturned so in a single lifetime the judgment could be final.Added: The initial answer has the element of truth to it, but it is not made clear that Supreme Court decisions can only be reversed by subsequent Supreme Court decisions. Decisions of the US Supreme Court are final and binding, and cannot be overturned by any other body of Government.


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.


Absolutely, yes. The US Supreme Court has overturned many lower court decisions on the basis of unconstitutionality of the law, as written or applied, or something that occurred in the legal process.


Supreme Court Report Annotated is the name of the bound series of legal decisions of the Philippines Supreme Court. There is no publication specifically listed as Supreme Court Annotated Decisions or Supreme Court Decisions Annotated, except for a few US historical documents listed as Supreme Court Decisions [annotated].You didn't specify whether you were looking for official documentation for the Philippines or the United States. In the United States, the comparable, annotated volumes of Supreme Court decisions is called US Supreme Court Reports, lawyers' edition.


By making a rule or letter to the president saying i want some power because the president doesn't really do anything they just states the laws i am a person from the supreme court and how the president treats us


No. It has been ruled constitutional.


Supreme court decisions are considered the final say in legal affairs. However, they can be and often are overturned upon subsequent reviews by congress, the court, etc. This typically only happens after time dictates a Supreme Court Decision is no longer relevant or it could possibly be unconstitutional.


Yes, the Supreme Court can overturn their own previous decisions.


The President (Executive Branch) is ultimately responsible for ensuring Supreme Court decisions are enforced. The Supreme Court has no enforcement power of its own.


No. The decisions of the Texas Supreme Court are binding on trial courts in Texas. That is why it is called the Supreme Court.


As 'jurisprudence'. Which means that other courts throughout the nation will take them as a lead for their own future decisions. This is not only standard procedure, but also because these courts know that if they go against an earlier Supreme Court decision, they will in the end be overturned if the parties appeal.



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