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Response to Hoyt (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:12 AM

47. Except even then the lower courts

Will respect stare decisis for the time being. Of course it's not unheard of, nor even especially uncommon, for the courts to overturn precedent - but it's not a quick process. Off the top of my head I think the shortest flip was around fifteen years, and it tends to be a lot longer. And even then, you'll have to find a series of courts that are willing to disregard what's becoming a wider precedent, and then a Court that's willing to take the case. I'm not a prognosticator, it's a perfectly reasonable assumption to say that it may very well pan out that way...but not in the next ten years or so. The judiciary isn't as flexible as you'd like.

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