Example sentences for: overruled

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

  • Then the full 9th Circuit overruled its own justices in the state's favor, agreeing with the state's contention that the clients weren't harmed because the interest wouldn't be earned otherwise.

  • KSM attempted to drop Mihdhar from the planes operation and would have done so, he says, had he not been overruled by Bin Ladin.

  • But the Legal Services Corp. in Washington overruled that part of the plan.

  • The Guardian front-paged the news that British Trade Secretary Stephen Byers overruled Treasury officials by allowing financial help to Indonesia only weeks before militias started massacring people in East Timor: A $1.

  • For the benefit of the uninitiated let me say that lawyers, deluded or not, overwhelmingly believe that with the exception of constitutions and of statutes enacted by legislatures (and rules under them), precedent is what the law is made of in the United States; that the law existed before written language in the tradition of “customs that runneth not to the contrary’ and continues to thrive in the printed decisions; that the statutes themselves remain unsettled until rounded out by precedent; that precedents may become so venerable as to become platitudes but may also be as fresh as the undried ink on today's appellate court decision; and that when a lawyer searches for as recent a decision as he can find, in a jurisdiction as near as possible, on facts as close to his client's case as possible, never overruled or modified, and pronouncing the law as clearly as possible, he is doing what he should be doing and might well be guilty of malpractice for failing to do so.


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