17 June 2013

"The Court’s decision creates a precedent about precedent that may have greater precedential effect than the dubious decisions on which it relies."

The conclusion of Justice Alito's dissent in Alleyne v. United States, regarding the impact of overruling a previous decision of the Court:
The Court’s decision creates a precedent about precedent that may have greater precedential effect than the dubious decisions on which it relies.
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