judicial review

noun

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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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 In Marbury, for example—a dispute over the new Jefferson administration’s refusal to deliver a formal commission to an 11th-hour Adams appointee—Marshall embraced the court’s claim to judicial review but ultimately ruled in favor of Jefferson. Adam J. White, WSJ, "‘John Marshall’ Review: Chief Among Equals," 30 Nov. 2018 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

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1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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judicial review

noun

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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