Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) A trial judge's decision to reject a party's objection--often, to a question for a witness or the admission of evidence. By overruling the objection, the judge allows the question or evidence in court. 2) An appellate court's decision that a prior appellate decision was incorrect, and is therefore no longer a valid precedent on the legal issue in question.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm