Overruled

Definition - What does Overruled mean?

"Overruled" or "objection overruled" is a judge's response when they disagree with an objection raised by the prosecution or defense in a trial. An objection can be either overruled or sustained (allowed).

Justipedia explains Overruled

A lawyer may object to a certain question being posed to a witness, or object to a piece of evidence being introduced in court. The judge has the final say as to whether to allow or disallow the question, evidence or other element of a case.

Case verdicts or judicial decisions can also be overruled when an original judgment is later replaced by new/different ruling.

When it comes to laws, overruling means that a law is overturned and will no longer be a precedent.

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