Example sentences for: overrule

How can you use “overrule” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If DEA officials peremptorily overrule state law, as Bennett wants, the issue will end up in the courts, where conservatives will, presumably, favor unelected federal judges backing the decision of unelected federal bureaucrats to overturn the popular will.

  • On any ruling by the CJ as to admissibility, relevancy, or objections to testimony that the justice may make, the jury (the senators) can overrule him by a simple majority of 51 votes.

  • In other words, when democratically elected governments act pro affirmative action, judges should overrule them; when democracy acts anti affirmative action, the people's will must be sacrosanct.

  • If the latter, then Congress could overrule the method, which would mean that a little-noticed alternative interpretation of how to protect suspects against self-incrimination buried in a bill passed in 1968 is in fact the law of the land.

  • If the pols overrule the generals and the mission goes sour, the generals are safe, on-the-record with sensible objections that can be leaked at an opportune moment (as with Kosovo).


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