Overruling Constitutional Precedents

09.25.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

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.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Supreme Court October Term 2017: A Review of Selected Major Rulings, September 19, 2018

International Law and Agreements: Their Effect Upon U.S. Law, updated September 19, 2018

Intellectual Property Law: A Brief IntroductionCRS In Focus, September 19, 2018

Can a Foreign Employee of a Foreign Company be Federally Prosecuted for Foreign Bribery?CRS Legal Sidebar, September 19, 2018

Expedited Removal of Aliens: Legal Framework, September 19, 2018

WTO Disciplines on U.S. Domestic Support for AgricultureCRS In Focus, September 19, 2018

Conflict in MaliCRS In Focus, updated September 19, 2018

The Palestinians: Overview and Key Issues for U.S. PolicyCRS In Focus, updated September 18, 2018

NAFTA and the Preliminary U.S.-Mexico AgreementCRS Insight, September 19, 2018

China’s Engagement with Latin America and the CaribbeanCRS In Focus, September 18, 2018

U.S.-China RelationsCRS In Focus, updated September 18, 2018

American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics, updated September 14, 2018