Does anyone know of a few examples of the Supreme Court reversing one of their previous decisions?
- tribeca_belleLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was overturned by Brown v. Board of Education (1954) – separate but equal unconstitutional;
Davis v. Brandemer (1986) was overturned by Vieth v Jubelirer (2004) — political gerrymandering;
Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) was overturned by Lawrence v. Texas (2003) – Georgia sodomy laws;
Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio (1915), was overturned by Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson (1952) – movies and First Amendment protection.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
About 7 years ago, in Lawrence v. Texas, 2003, the Court overturned a 17-year old precedent, Bowers v. Hardwick, 1986. Brown, 1953, overturned the Plessy decision of 1896. Harper v. Va., 1966, overturned Breedlove v. Suttles, 1937.
- as.erwinLv 61 decade ago
I believe that a Supreme Court decision can only be reversed by enacting a law (decisions by the court are just interpretation of established law... even if they reverse there decision, a precedent [stare decisis] has already been established)
- QuanLv 71 decade ago
Separate but Equal (Brown V. Board of Eduction)