invalidate invalidate  /ɪn ˈvæ lɪ ˌdeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) declare invalid
  2. (v) make invalid for use
  3. (v) show to be invalid
  4. (v) take away the legal force of or render ineffective

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  1. In Texas, three new abortion bills have already been filed, including one that would immediately invalidate state law permitting abortions if Roe v.
  2. The state filed several suits seeking to invalidate the Muslim purchase.
  3. In Japan, they can invalidate rape charges altogether.

News

  1. Idaho GOP wants to void local laws banning sexual orientation discrimination - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 PST

    Idaho Republican Party leaders want state legislators to wade into city affairs and invalidate local laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation such as the one Coeur d’Alene passed after an emotional community debate two weeks ago. Six Idaho cities have passed nondiscrimination ordinances in the past year and a half, and a seventh, Idaho Falls, is looking into one now. The Idaho ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Idaho GOP wants non-discrimination ordinances voided - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 PST

    Idaho Republican Party leaders are calling on the state Legislature to invalidate local city ordinances that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation - like the one Coeur d’Alene passed after an emotional community debate just two weeks ago.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. How the Supreme Court struck a huge blow to voter restriction laws

    In the latest fight over voter registration, the justices invalidate an Arizona proof-of-citizenship requirement
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Our lawsuit seeks to invalidate loans that violated state law, allowing consumer to shed illegal, unreasonable fees and conditions that leave them at the precipice of foreclosure," Blumenthal said in a press release.
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Connecticut Post

  2. "To invalidate the plans under review is to threaten the promise of Brown," Breyer said.
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. Boston University law professor Dennis Crouch wrote on a popular Supreme Court blog, Scotusblog, that "because of KSR, patents will be more difficult to enforce and easier to invalidate."
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Dennis Crouch Source: BusinessWeek

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