Judicial review

3 definitions found for this term.
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The power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of legislation enacted by the people’s elected representatives. It is a consequence of having a written constitution that is the supreme law of the land.

The review by the courts of the legal validity of actions taken by the state.

Technically, the subjection of a decision or action to judicial scrutiny but commonly also used to refer to the actual setting aside or quashing of that decision or action.

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