•Congress can pass constitutional amendments
to overturn Supreme Court decisions –
•Eleventh Amendment was passed after Court’s decision in Chisholm v.
•13th, 14th, and 15thamendments were
passed, in part, as a congressional reaction to the Court’s ruling in the Dred Scott
case (1857), invalidating the Missouri Compromise and denial of
Scott’s citizenship rights in Dred Scott v. Sanford
•Sixteenth Amendment was passed when Court nullified income tax law in