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  • n. Plural form of overruling.


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  • Unsurprisingly, overrulings of federal prosecutors' recommendations against using the death penalty have risen during the Bush administration, and, although the overrulings became more frequent under former AG John Ashcroft, they "spiked in 2006, when the number of times Gonzales ordered prosecutors to seek the death penalty against their advice jumped to 21, from three in 2005."

    Gonzo's Got Killer Instincts

  • In addition, your side pushes for expansive readings of the Commerce Clause, resting on New Deal Era decisions that were themselves overrulings of precedent.

    Dick Durbin on Sam Alito

  • The welfare of South Africa and the reputation of Sir Alfred would have been substantially enhanced had he been able to assert his own authority according to his own judgment, without overrulings from Whitehall, and with absolute freedom as to choice of colleagues.

    Cecil Rhodes Man and Empire-Maker

  • "Then shall we know even as also we are known;" and there shall be strange overrulings of our blind judgments.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • We have then the force of primitive example -- of primitive example, too, brought about by the manifest overrulings of

    Thoughts on Missions

  • Again, God in early times made known his mind on this point, not only by the express admonition of the Holy Ghost, but also by the _overrulings of his Providence_.

    Thoughts on Missions

  • We reached out to the California Attorney General's office to find out why it's pursuing a bill that's been plagued by overrulings, and were told, "All of those courts held that it is up to the US Supreme Court to decide whether extremely violent material can be treated the same as sexually explicit material under the First Amendment when it comes to minors.



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