Retrospective and Prospective Application of Precedents in United States Federal Law

296 Revista de Processo 303 (2019)

10 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2020

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Antonio Gidi

Syracuse University - College of Law

Lucas Froelich

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This article discusses the prospective or retrospective effect of a federal law precedent that overrules an established precedent. In the past, the U.S. Supreme Court applied its precedents prospectively. Since 1987, however, all federal law precedents must apply retroactively.

Keywords: precedent, prospective, retrospective, overruling

Suggested Citation

Gidi, Antonio and Froelich, Lucas, Retrospective and Prospective Application of Precedents in United States Federal Law (2019). 296 Revista de Processo 303 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3529986

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Syracuse University - College of Law ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States

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Lucas Froelich

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