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The Supreme Court has overruled a precedent in the S. Dakota sales tax case of a few days ago.  Today, they overruled a precedent in a case involving unions, fees and labor law.
 
Whenever there is a nominee to the S. Ct., the Democrats and liberals ask about the nominee’s views on stare decisis – the idea that precedent is precedent and should not be overruled because of ideology. The questions are posed because the Democrats and liberals are concerned about the health of Roe v. Wade, the abortion decision.  The nominees always say, “I can’t comment on matters that might come before the Court, but Roe v. Wade is existing law, it is long established, and it is the “law of the land” and that’s all I can say.”
Well, swell.  The cases that the S. Ct. overrruled in the S. Dakota case and in today’s case, JANUS v. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES,
COUNCIL 31, ET AL.  were also precedents.
On the other hand, Brown v. Board of Education overruled Plessy v. Ferguson, the earlier precedent which held the opposite way.
 
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