Steven Aftergood: CRS on Supreme Court Overruling Constitutional Precedents

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OVERRULING CONSTITUTIONAL PRECEDENTS, & MORE FROM CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines how and why the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn one of its own rulings interpreting the Constitution. There are at least 141 cases where such rulings have in fact been overturned, including three in the Court’s latest term, and these are tabulated in an appendix to the report. See The Supreme Court’s Overruling of Constitutional Precedent, September 24, 2018.