judicial review


Definition of judicial review

2 : a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional

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China’s Communist Party won’t give up power to create a financial system with credible reporting, judicial review and a condemnation of fraud. WSJ, "China’s Market Meddling Will End Like Japan’s," 26 Dec. 2018 There are two components of the case for getting rid of judicial review. Sean Illing, Vox, "The case for abolishing the Supreme Court," 12 Oct. 2018 No one’s property should be taken without a real chance at judicial review. Robert Mcnamara And, WSJ, "Pipeline Builders Abuse Eminent Domain," 19 July 2018 One of the Supreme Court’s advantage is judicial review, the power to make a final decision on the constitutionality of congressional laws. Gregory Koger, Vox, "The job of Congress: a primer," 17 Apr. 2018 The administration is seeking to dismiss the suit, arguing that the 1990 law that established the program also barred judicial review of the government’s foreign policy decision to add or remove any country. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Lawyer: Trump’s dismissal of nations ‘irrelevant’," 22 June 2018 Murphy is pushing for public access to the reports of the examiners who evaluated Chapman and wants a judicial review of the matter. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Chapman’s attorney says petition seeking block of his release is without merit," 30 May 2018 State lawyers argued that the payments were consistent with the mortgage settlement and were not subject to judicial review, but the court disagreed. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "California ordered to restore $331 million to fund for homeowners," 12 July 2018 That is because enforcing such a narrow definition of impeachment would rest on Mr Dershowitz’s second claim—that impeachment proceedings may be subject to judicial review. The Economist, "The case against impeachment," 12 July 2018

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1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Legal Definition of judicial review

1 : review
2 : a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional also : the process of using this power — see also checks and balances, Marbury v. Madison

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