What does it mean to overturn a Supreme Court decision?
August 10, 2005 9:52 AM Subscribe
What does it really
mean to "overturn" a Supreme Court decision?
posted by MrMoonPie to Law & Government (9 answers total)
I'm specifically asking about Roe v. Wade, but that's not important. What I want to know is if there's some sort of formal "overturning process" by which the Court renounces or repeals in some way an earlier decision. Or is it more a matter of, to use this case as an example, new legislation being passed outlawing abortion, and the Court deciding not to intervene?