Definitions for judicial review
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the power of a court to adjudicate the constitutionality of legislative or executive acts.
Ref: review (def. 7). 7
Origin of judicial review:
review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
Judicial review is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review by the judiciary. A specific court with judicial review power must annul the acts of the state when it finds them incompatible with a higher authority. Judicial review is an example of check and balances in a modern governmental system. This principle is interpreted differently in different jurisdictions, which also have differing views on the different hierarchy of governmental norms. As a result, the procedure and scope of judicial review differs from country to country and state to state.
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