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abrogate

v. to annul or repeal a law or pass legislation that contradicts the prior law. Abrogate also applies to revoking or withdrawing conditions of a contract. (See: repeal)

abrogate

(Annul), verb abjure, abnegate, abolish, cancel, contradict, contravene, declare null and void, disannul, disapprove, dissolve, eliminate, impair, make void, negate, nullify, obstruct, prohibit, quash, rebuff, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, reverse, undo, void
Foreign phrases: Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare.Whose right it is to institute anything may abrogate it. Non impedit clausula derogatoria, quo minus ab eadem potestate res dissolvantur a qua constituuntur. A derogaaory clause does not prevent things from being dissolved by the same power by which they were originally created.

abrogate

(Rescind), verb abolish, annul, bar, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, deprive of power, disannul, eliminate, exclude, invalidate, not accept, nullify, omit, override, overrule, prohibit, recall, recant, repudiate, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, supersede, terminate, vacate, void, waive
Associated concepts: abrogating an appeal, express abrooation
Foreign phrases: Clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. A clause which precludes repeal is void from the beginning. Perpetua lex est nullam legem huuanam ac positivam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. It is a perpettal law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause which precludes the power of abrogation or repeal is void from the beginning.
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, adeem, annul, ban, bear false witness, cancel, cease, condemn, contradict, controvert, countervail, debar, defeat, disallow, discharge, disclaim, discontinue, disinherit, dissolve, extinguish, invalidate, kill, negate, nullify, overrule, prohibit, proscribe, recall, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, set aside, terminate, vacate, vitiate, void

abrogate

to repeal or annul.
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When Congress would create legislation with the intent to abrogate state immunity, the Court responded by placing greater limitations on Congress's ability to abrogate through their broad interpretation of the language of the Eleventh Amendment.
Section IV evaluates whether the new limitations placed on Congress's ability to abrogate state sovereign immunity through legislation invalidates the TRCA's attempt to abrogate.
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Therefore, if the Court were to evaluate the constitutional validity of the TRCA's attempt to abrogate state sovereign immunity and subject states to suit in federal court for trademark infringement, the attempt would probably be ruled unconstitutional.
In recent years, the Supreme Court has ruled unfavorably towards Congressional attempts to abrogate state sovereign immunity.
In 1976, the Court carved out another exception to state sovereign immunity when it held that Congress could abrogate state sovereign immunity through legislation.
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The Establishment of a Two-prong Test under which All Legislative Attempts to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity Must be Evaluated
34) From these cases a two-prong test has emerged in which the validity of a statute that attempts to abrogate state sovereign immunity is evaluated.
Under the first prong, Congress must unequivocally express its intent to abrogate the state's immunity.
40) The Court in Seminole Tribe held that Congress cannot validly abrogate state sovereign immunity under Article I of the Constitution.
But even in such a hypothetical situation one permanent member would not have the authority to abrogate the cease-fire resolution.