Stare decisis is Latin for “to stand by things decided.”[….]
Everyone knew decades ago. They have plan.
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The Republican judges on the Roberts Court just overturned a 41-year-old precedent.
Justice Breyer’s dissent is a red alert that no Court precedent is any longer safe.
10:23 AM – 13 May 2019
Today at the United States Supreme Court, Justice Breyer’s dissent:
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD OF CALIFORNIA v. HYATT
CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF NEVADA No. 17–1299.
Argued January 9, 2019—Decided May 13, 2019
[….] It is one thing to overrule a case when it “def [ies] practical workability,” when “related principles of law have so far developed as to have left the old rule no more than a remnant of abandoned doctrine,” or when “facts have so changed, or come to be seen so differently, as to have robbed the old rule of significant application or justification.” Casey, 505 U. S., at 854–855. It is far more dangerous to overrule a decision only because five Members of a later Court come to agree with earlier dissenters on a difficult legal question. The majority has surrendered to the temptation to overrule Hall even though it is a well reasoned decision that has caused no serious practical problems in the four decades since we decided it. Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next. I respectfully dissent.
But, Squi and PJ can have a beer with the guys, so it’s going to be okay.