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Since a leaked draft opinion previewed the overturn of Roe in May, progressives have been sounding the alarm that other rights rooted in substantive due process could be similarly under threat.

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In 1996 he participated in one of the court cases that led to the overturn of sections of the Communications Decency Act aimed at blocking “patently offensive” material online.

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The suit comes after his attempt to overturn the standards via executive order was rejected by a judge in state court last week.

Studies that build on the established body of evidence are more likely to be true than ones that appear to overturn it.

Should a self-respecting democracy have a Supreme Court like ours, with the power to overturn democratic legislation?

The Italian Futurists were prepared to overturn the world as they knew it to achieve their ideal world.

She retaliated by using her telekinetic powers to overturn their party bus.

If you can overturn a rock whose roots are embedded in the depths of ocean, you may hope to turn him from his purpose.

Such an assertion is not to be credited on any less evidence than what would suffice to overturn the law.

There was no necessity, as a revolutionist might imagine, to overturn the dynasty.

Their first trip was marked by an accident—Williams contriving to overturn the boat.

Reaching the dumping ground, standing between the handles of the wheel-barrow, Alfred attempted to overturn it.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overturn, such as: annul, capsize, invalidate, nullify, repeal, and rescind.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.