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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Recent Examples on the Web Texas prohibits abortions after six weeks and, equally significant for judicial review, appears to insulate state officials from lawsuits over its unconstitutionality. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 2 Sep. 2021 First, White House spokesman Gene Sperling had told the press only shortly before that even a moratorium targeting areas of high transmission would not survive judicial review. Robert Delahunty, National Review, 11 Aug. 2021 Aaron Mackey, a senior staff attorney at digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation says Texas will face a tough battle to ensure the law survives judicial review. Scott Nover, Quartz, 14 Sep. 2021 It is often observed that judicial review, understood as a power to declare laws unconstitutional, is not explicitly given to the Supreme Court. Matthew J. Franck, National Review, 12 Sep. 2021 Aside from court expansion, the panel has heard arguments over limiting the court's power of judicial review; changing how the court decides which cases to hear; and debated the idea of term limits for justices. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 2 Sep. 2021 Repeat litigants could be subject to some kind of judicial review. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Circuit Court Judge Diane Adkins-Tobin, in an Oct. 22 memorandum, ordered the dismissal of the petitioners' request for judicial review of the approval of a forest conservation plan by the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, 6 Nov. 2020 Further, the conservator’s actions are not subject to judicial review or intervention. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of judicial review

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Oct 2021

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“Judicial review.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judicial%20review. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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