political question doctrine

noun
po·​lit·​i·​cal question doctrine

Legal Definition of political question doctrine

: a doctrine under which a court will refrain from adjudicating a question that is more properly resolved by the other branches of government because of its inherently political nature and not because of a lack of jurisdiction

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“Political question doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/political%20question%20doctrine. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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