Retrospective and Prospective Application of Precedents in United States Federal Law

296 Revista de Processo 303 (2019)

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Antonio Gidi

Syracuse University - College of Law

Lucas Froelich

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Date Written: February 1, 2020

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

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Gidi, Antonio and Froelich, Lucas, Retrospective and Prospective Application of Precedents in United States Federal Law (February 1, 2020). 296 Revista de Processo 303 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

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Lucas Froelich

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