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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overturn.

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  • adj. having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom


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  • The case being overturned is the important thing to the vast majority of people.

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  • The number they're citing of Sotomayor's decisions that have been overturned is the number of Supreme Court decisions based on Sotomayor's appellate court decisions.

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  • The fear tactic by Obama, that somehow Roe v Wade will be overturned, is just that, a tactic.

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  • One of the reasons Miranda was not overturned is that the SC thought it had permeated our culture so much that it had been accepted.

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  • That step, coming months after an amnesty law for human rights violators was overturned, is expected to help prosecutors when trials of former military officers charged with crimes like kidnapping, murder, and torture begin later this year.

    Never Again, Argentina!

  • Referee Gerald Austin overturned the fumble, but ruled Davis didn't have possession before the ball came loose and called it an incompletion. - Football - San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh

  • His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured.

    Gulf War II

  • Edwin overturned this plan by telling him that in the moment the abthanes repledged their secret faith to England, they sent orders into Ayrshire to watch the movements of Wallace's relations, and to prevent their either hearing of or marching to the assistance of their wronged kinsman.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Perhaps his most important majority opinion last term overturned a multimillion-dollar jury award to a New Orleans man who spent 18 years on death row because prosecutors had deliberately concealed physical evidence that eventually exonerated him.

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  • Dodgers skipper Joe Torre came out and had the call overturned sending Uggla back to the plate and Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected for arguing. Top Stories RSS


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