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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overrule.


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  • The only way for the SCOTUS decision overruled is a Constitutional amendment.

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  • Senators might waste their time on questions about Korematsu v. United States (1944), which, although never overruled, is considered by nearly everyone to be one of the Court's four or five worst decisions ever.

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  • Norman saved that third match point with a forehand winner, and eventually won the game when Pareau again overruled a linesman and called a forehand by Kuerten long.

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  • Chief Justice McLachlin, it states, "overruled" their votes, which, one supposes, is an insane way of saying that they were outvoted in a ballot conducted by the Chief Justice.

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  • The judge kind of overruled them without making an official order, but basically said she wanted those children to be placed with their mothers.

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  • You know, he'd say "overruled" when he was supposed to say "sustained."

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  • They mean that since in the Absolute finite evil is 'overruled' already, we may, therefore, whenever we wish, treat the temporal as if it were potentially the eternal, be sure that we can trust its outcome, and, without sin, dismiss our fear and drop the worry of our finite responsibility.


  • But the complaints were "overruled," he said, by both the Phoenix office and bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. - News

  • "The rather frightening part is the President of the United States" overruled "and ousted the top Executive of a publicly traded company." unquote. The Motley Fool

  • For example, he refused to enforce laws that protected whistle-blowers, he 'overruled' many provisions of congressional appropriations bills he felt impinged on his power, he 'overruled' the Congressional requirement that he report back on how he has implemented a number of laws.

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