refuse to sustain

See: overrule
References in classic literature ?
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which makes the war; is applauded by those whose own act and authority he disregards and sets at naught; as if the state were penitent to that degree that it hired one to scourge it while it sinned, but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.
Even where they must sustain statutes under the Constitution, they often (under statutes and judicial doctrine) must refuse to sustain administrative lawmaking.
We are also aware that Pinochet can refuse to sustain another medical examination.
Since CPAs usually are not involved in a client's operation or management, common sense says the courts will refuse to sustain RICO claims against outside accountants unless managerial involvement can be shown.