Judicial review

3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

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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