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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Two decisions on the last day of the term — barring judicial review of claims of partisan gerrymandering but blocking the Trump administration’s plan to add a question on citizenship to the census — neatly captured this dynamic. New York Times, "A Supreme Court Term Marked by Shifting Alliances and Surprise Votes," 29 June 2019 An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled in 2016 that the law violated patients’ rights to decide their own course of treatment and to seek judicial review of a nursing home’s decisions affecting their well-being. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Court orders consultation with patients or reps in end-of-life and psychiatric drug decisions," 23 July 2019 While the commerce secretary is appointed by the president and part of the executive, not legislative, branch, the laws and regulations of the Census Bureau are still subject to judicial review. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Can Trump Force the 2020 Citizenship Question by Executive Order?," 11 July 2019 The notice says that if Hacienda does not request a hearing, the revocation of its health care institution license will be automatically effective after 30 days and the revocation will not be subject to judicial review. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "What's next for Hacienda HealthCare after '6 to 12' maggots found on patient?," 17 June 2019 At this point, the suspect can apply for judicial review, with a right to appeal in the city’s highest court. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Everything you need to know about Hong Kong’s extradition law," 11 June 2019 She was offered an alternative: drug court, an intensive 18-month process that involves counseling sessions and judicial review of treatment, but no jail. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "Peers in Healing," 10 June 2019 Intel is disappointed in the decision and is considering its options for further judicial review, spokesman William Moss said in an email. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "IRS Wins Court Case Over Intel Corp.," 24 July 2018 The man who established judicial review was ready to cede it, if necessary, to preserve judicial independence. Adam J. White, WSJ, "‘John Marshall’ Review: Chief Among Equals," 30 Nov. 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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