Retrospective and Prospective Application of Precedents in United States Federal Law
296 Revista de Processo 303 (2019)
10 Pages Posted:
Date Written: February 1, 2020
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
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