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The Supreme Court sometimes reverses its earlier decisions if it believes that the earlier decision was wrong.

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What happens if the supreme court rules congress to be unconstitutional?

Since it is the Supreme Court that decides what is constitutional and what is not, the decisions of the Supreme Court cannot be unconstitutional, however, it is always possible for the Supreme Court to make new decisions which reverse older decisions. So in theory, if the Supreme Court does something wrong, they will be reversed by a later sitting of the same court (but with new judges).


What other courts are there in the united states that must follow the decisions if the supreme court?

All US Courts, both federal and state, are required to uphold decisions (called binding precedents) of the US Supreme Court under the doctrine of judicial precedent or stare decisis (Latin: let the decision stand) if a question of law has already been settled (res judicata). US Supreme Court decisions are supposed to carry the rule of law, but lower courts sometimes interpret or decide cases in ways that contradict established precedent.Each case is unique, so each court that hears a particular matter may have a different interpretation as to which precedents are controlling and why. If the case is appealed to the US Supreme Court, and the Court grants cert (agrees to review the case under its appellate jurisdiction) and the Supreme Court agrees with the lower court ruling, a new precedent may be set. Otherwise, the Supreme Court may reverse the decision to bring it into compliance with established precedent.The reasoning behind the doctrine of stare decisis is ensuring a fair and consistent application of law to protect Constitutional rights.


Can a us president overturn a supreme court amendment?

A U. S. president cannot reverse a U. S. Supreme Court decision or the decision of the Supreme Court of any state or territory.


What is an accurate description of the appellate jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court?

The Justices of the U.S. Court can reverse the decision of a lower court.


What is the role of the US Supreme Court in determining the rules of evidence Federal courts and for state courts?

The primary role of the US Supreme Court is interpreting the Constitution. The Supreme Court of the United States has the ultimate responsibility for settling disputes and interpreting the meaning of laws. It also determines what national policy will be when it applies law to specific disputes. The Supreme Court, the only court created by the Constitution, has the final say on all legal matters that come to it. It is the highest court in our system and there is no appeal from its decisions unless future courts reverse past court decisions. It is the only court that has the final say on Judicial Review -- that is, the constitutionality of a law or action relevant to a case under its review. It has original jurisdiction over cases involving two or more states, and appellate jurisdiction over cases from lower federal courts and the highest state courts (if the state case addresses a preserved federal question).

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Can lower courts reverse or change US Supreme Court decisions?

No. Rulings of the US Supreme Court are 'the law of the land.'


Can the supreme court reverse or comfirm decisions made by lower courts?

Yes. That is usually what they do.


How did the new right feel about reagans choices for the supreme court?

disappointed, because the judges did not reverse all liberal decisions


What happens if the supreme court rules congress to be unconstitutional?

Since it is the Supreme Court that decides what is constitutional and what is not, the decisions of the Supreme Court cannot be unconstitutional, however, it is always possible for the Supreme Court to make new decisions which reverse older decisions. So in theory, if the Supreme Court does something wrong, they will be reversed by a later sitting of the same court (but with new judges).


Would the US Supreme Court reverse a decision because of unconstitutionality?

Absolutely, yes. The US Supreme Court has overturned many lower court decisions on the basis of unconstitutionality of the law, as written or applied, or something that occurred in the legal process.


If supreme court overrules roe vs wade must the decision be ratified by the states?

The Supreme Court (or any other court) is very unlikely to reverse prior case law decisions. However to directly answer your question, decisions by court of any kind are "final" and require no ratification by anyone. Court decisions may be challenged by new legislation or Constitutional Amendments that try to modify the laws that the court's decisions originally addressed. The court might then have to decide on the new laws and/or amendments, but this would be a new court decision.


Which court can repeal decisions made in federal district courts?

U.S. courts of appealThe actual answer to your question is none. No-one repeals decision of any courts. However, decisions of courts can be reversed. The Federal Courts of Appeals can reverse decisions of federal district courts. That's it.Added: And the US Supreme Court can over-rule the decision of ANY inferior court.


Congress doesn't have the power to reverse any US Supreme Court decisions?

That's correct. Congress can't reverse a US Supreme Court ruling, but they can rewrite an overturned law or can initiate a new constitutional amendment (must be ratified by 75% of the states) to override the decision. They usually choose to rewrite the law, because it is extremely difficult to amend the Constitution. For more information, see Related Questions, below.


Is the supreme court allowed to reverse a lower court decision?

Yes.


What other courts are there in the united states that must follow the decisions if the supreme court?

All US Courts, both federal and state, are required to uphold decisions (called binding precedents) of the US Supreme Court under the doctrine of judicial precedent or stare decisis (Latin: let the decision stand) if a question of law has already been settled (res judicata). US Supreme Court decisions are supposed to carry the rule of law, but lower courts sometimes interpret or decide cases in ways that contradict established precedent.Each case is unique, so each court that hears a particular matter may have a different interpretation as to which precedents are controlling and why. If the case is appealed to the US Supreme Court, and the Court grants cert (agrees to review the case under its appellate jurisdiction) and the Supreme Court agrees with the lower court ruling, a new precedent may be set. Otherwise, the Supreme Court may reverse the decision to bring it into compliance with established precedent.The reasoning behind the doctrine of stare decisis is ensuring a fair and consistent application of law to protect Constitutional rights.


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Can a us president overturn a supreme court amendment?

A U. S. president cannot reverse a U. S. Supreme Court decision or the decision of the Supreme Court of any state or territory.