List of abrogated U.S. Supreme Court decisions

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This is a list of decisions of the United States Supreme Court that have been abrogated, in whole or in part, by a subsequent constitutional amendment or Congressional statute. This list does not included decisions overruled by the subsequent Supreme Court decisions.

By Constitutional amendment[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating amendment
Chisholm v. Georgia, 2 U.S. 419 (1793) Eleventh Amendment (1795)
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co., 157 U.S. 429 (1895),
affirmed on rehearing, 158 U.S. 601 (1895)
Sixteenth Amendment (1913)
Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875) Nineteenth Amendment (1920)
Oregon v. Mitchell, 400 U.S. 112 (1970) Twenty-sixth Amendment (1971)

By federal statute[edit]

Arbitration[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Baltimore Contractors, Inc. v. Bodinger, 348 U.S. 176 (1955) Judicial Improvements & Access to Justice Act, Pub. L. No. 100-702, § 1019, 102 Stat. 4642, 4646 (1988)
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. v. Soler Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., 473 U.S. 614 (1985) Motor Vehicle Franchise Contract Arbitration Fairness Act, Pub L. No. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1758 (2002).

Bankruptcy[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
National Labor Relations Board v. Bildisco & Bildisco, 465 U.S. 513 (1984) Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-353, tit. III, § 541(a), 98 Stat. 333, 390 (codified at 11 U.S.C. § 1113)
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare v. Davenport, 495 U.S. 552 (1990) Crime Control Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-647, § 3103, 104 Stat. 4789, 4916
United States v. Nordic Village, 503 U.S. 30 (1992) Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 103-394, tit. I, § 113, 108 Stat. 4106, 4117 (codified at 11 U.S.C. § 106)
Fidelity Financial Services, Inc. v. Fink, 522 U.S. 211 (1998) Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-8, tit. XII, § 1222, 119 Stat 23, 196 (codified at 11 U.S.C. § 547(c)(3)(B))

Crime[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
United States v. Paul, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 141 (1832) Act of June 25, 1948, § 1, 62 Stat. 686, 686 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 13)
United States v. Shackleford, 59 U.S. (18 How.) 588 (1855) Act of Mar. 3, 1865, ch. 86, § 2, 13 Stat. 500, 500
Caminetti v. United States, 242 U.S. 470 (1917) Child Sexual Abuse & Pornography Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-628, § 5(b)(1), 100 Stat. 3510–11
United States v. Teamsters Local 807, 315 U.S. 521 (1942) Hobbs Act (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1951)
Williams v. United States, 327 U.S. 711 (1946) Sexual Abuse Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-654, § 2, 100 Stat. 3660, 3660–63
Cleveland v. United States, 329 U.S. 14 (1946) Child Sexual Abuse & Pornography Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-628, § 5(b)(1), 100 Stat. 3510–11
United Steates v. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (1975) Prescription Drug Marketing Act, Pub. L. No. 100-293, § 4, 102 Stat. 95, 96 (1988)
United States v. Sells Engineering Co., 463 U.S. 418 (1983) False Claims Amendments Act of 1986, Pub.L.No. 99-562, § 6, 100 Stat. 3153, 3159–68
United States v. Baggot, 463 U.S. 476 (1983) False Claims Amendments Act of 1986, Pub.L.No. 99-562, § 6, 100 Stat. 3153, 3159–68
McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350 (1987) Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-690, § 7603(a), 102 Stat. 4181, 4508 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1346)
Ratzlaf v. United States, 510 U.S. 135 (1994) Riegle Community Development and Regulation Improvement Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 103-325, § 411, 108 Stat. 2160, 2253 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 5323).
Bailey v. United States, 516 U.S. 137 (1995) Act of Nov. 3, 1998, Pub. L. No. 105-386, 112 Stat. 3469 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 924(c))
United States v. Santos, 553 U.S. 507 (2008) Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-21, § 2(f)(1), 123 Stat. 1617, 1618 (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1956)

Education[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Grove City College v. Bell, 465 U.S. 555 (1984) Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Pub. L. No. 100-259, 102 Stat. 28 (1988)
Traynor v. Turnage, 485 U.S. 535 (1988) Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-687, tit. II & III, 102 Stat. 4105, 4109–22
Dellmuth v. Muth, 491 U.S. 223 (1989) Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-476, § 103, 104 Stat. 1103, 1106

Environment[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Secretary of the Interior v. California, 464 U.S. 312 (1984) Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-508, § 6208, 104 Stat. 1388 , 1388-307–08
Chemical Manufacturers Ass'n v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 470 U.S. 116 (1985) Water Quality Act, Pub. L. No. 100-4, § 306, 101 Stat. 7, 35–36 (1987)
Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd. v. Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc., 484 U.S. 49 (1987) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-549, § 707(g), 104 Stat. 2399, 2683

Veterans[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Rose v. Rose Establishment Precedent, 481 U.S. 619 (1987) Department of Veterans Affairs Act of 1988, Department of Veteran Affairs Codification Act, Pub. L. No. 102-83
Rose v. Rose Enforcement Precedent, 481 U.S. 619 (1987) Amendment to the Social Security Act 1997, Pub. L. No. PL 104-193

Federal courts[edit]

Absolute and qualified immunity
Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Pulliam v. Allen, 466 U.S. 522 (1984) Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-317, 110 Stat. 3847
Anti-Injunction Act
Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Toucey v. New York Life Insurance Co., 314 U.S. 118 (1941) Act of June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 968 (codified at 28 U.S.C. § 2283)
Magistrates
Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Wingo v. Wedding, 418 U.S. 461 (1974) 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)
Private right of action
Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Suter v. Artist M., 503 U.S. 347 (1992) 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-2
Subject-matter jurisdiction
Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Pacific Railroad Removal Cases, 115 U.S. 1 (1885) 28 U.S.C. § 1349
Coit Independence Joint Venture v. FSLIC, 489 U.S. 561 (1989) Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, Pub. L. No. 101-73, § 212(a), 103 Stat. 183, 225–30
Finely v. United States, 490 U.S. 545 (1989) Judicial Improvements Act of 1990 (codified at 28 U.S.C. § 1367)
International Primate Protection League v. Administrators of Tulane Educational Fund, 500 U.S. 72 (1991) Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-317, § 206, 110 Stat. 3847 (codified at 28 U.S.C. § 1442(a)(1))

Habeas[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Barry v. Mercein, 46 U.S. (5 How.) 103 (1847) Act of Feb. 5, 1867, ch. 28, 14 Stat. 385, 386

Immigration[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Wong Yang Sung v. McGrath, 339 U.S. 33 (1950) Supplemental Appropriation Act of 1951. 64 Stat. 1044, 1048
Boutilier v. INS, 387 U.S. 118 (1967) Immigration Act of 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-649, § 601, 104 Stat. 4978, 5067
De Canas v. Bica, 424 U.S. 351 (1976) Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-603, sec. 101, § 274A(h)(2), 100 Stat. 3359, 3368
INS v. Phinpathya, 464 U.S. 183 (1984) Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-603, § 315(b), 100 Stat. 3359, 3439–40 (1986)

Labor[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co., 328 U.S. 680 (1946) Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947, 61 Stat. 84, 84–90 (codified at 29 U.S.C. §§ 251–262)
General Electric Co. v. Gilbert, 429 U.S. 125 (1976) Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k)
Johnson v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore, 472 U.S. 353 (1985) Age Discrimination in Employment Amendments of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-592, 100 Stat. 3342
United States v. Fausto, 484 U.S. 439 (1988) Civil Service Due Process Amendments, Pub. L. No. 101-376, 104 Stat. 461 (1990)
Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio v. Betts, 492 U.S. 158 (1989) Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 101-433, 104 Stat. 978 (1990)
EEOC v. Arabian American Oil Co., 499 U.S. 244 (1991) Civil Rights Act of 1991, Pub. Law. No. 102–166, sec. 109, 105 Stat. 1071
Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007) Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-2, 123 Stat. 5

Native Americans[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 480 U.S. 202 (1987) Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Pub. L. No. 100-497, 102 Stat. 2467 (1988)

Patent[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Tyler v. Tuel, 10 U.S. 324 (1810) Patent Act of 1836, 5 Stat. 117 (1836)
United States v. Morton Salt, 338 U.S. 632 (1950) Patent & Trademark Office Authorization, Pub. L. No. 100-703, § 201, 102 Stat. 4674, 4676 (1988)
Deepsouth Packing Co. v. Laitram Corp., 406 U.S. 518 (1972) Inventions in Outer Space, Pub. L. No. 101-580, 104 Stat. 2863 (1990)

Quiet title[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Block v. North Dakota, 461 U.S. 273 (1983) Quiet Title Actions, Pub. L. No. 99-598, 100 Stat. 3351 (1986)

Securities fraud[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd, 130 S. Ct. 2869 (2010) Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 111-203, sec. 292P(b)(2), § 27(b), 124 Stat. 1376, 1862 (2010)

Tax[edit]

Abrogated decision Abrogating statute
Cary v. Curtis, 44 U.S. (3 How.) 236 (1845) Act of Feb. 26, 1845, 5 Stat. 727
General Utilities & Operating Co. v. Helvering, 296 U.S. 200 (1935) Tax Reform Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-514, § 631, 100 Stat. 2085, 2269–75 (1986)

Attempted abrogations[edit]

Decision attempted to be abrogated Statute attempting to abrogate Decision invalidating abrogation
United States v. Padelford, 76 U.S. (9 Wall.) 531 (1869) 92 Stat. 2076 United States v. Klein, 80 U.S. (13 Wall.) 128 (1872)
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) 18 U.S.C. § 3501 Dickerson v. United States, 530 U.S. 428 (2000)
Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind & Petigrow v. Gilbertson, 501 U.S. 350 (1991) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991, sec. 476, 105 Stat. 2236 (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 78aa-1) Plaut v. Spendthrift Farm, Inc., 514 U.S. 211 (1995)
Mixed results
First decision Statute Second decision
Hepburn & Dundas v. Ellzey, 6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 445 (1805) 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) National Mutual Insurance Co. v. Tidewater Transfer Co., 337 U.S. 582 (1949)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • William N. Eskridge, Jr., Overriding Supreme Court Statutory Interpretation Decisions, 101 Yale L.J. 331 (1991).