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.
accept the decision from which they dissented," (48) or, in other words, refuse to sustain their dissent.
"We are also aware that Pinochet can refuse to sustain another medical examination."