judicial review

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judi′cial review′

1. the power of a court to adjudicate the constitutionality of legislative or executive acts.
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Noun1.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
review - (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Reg Keys, whose son Lance Corporal Tom Keys of Llanuwchllyn was killed in Iraq in 2003, said both he and other families had run out of patience and would seek a judicial review.
The hedge fund recently launched an application for an additional judicial review into the deal which saw Wasps take over Ricoh Arena operators ACL.
He has said judicial review cases against public bodies in Wales will hit their peak in 2015.
BSGR, the international diversified mining company, has submitted an application for a judicial review at the UK High Court against the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD).
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has lost several judicial review cases this year, and had his amendments rejected in the House of Lords.
But objectors called for a judicial review into the plan saying the site in Roscoe Street was too close to businesses, residents and Liverpool Community College.
The court of appeals should competently, impartially, and independently conduct judicial review of the September 6, 2014 trial and the resulting death sentences.
Northumberland County Council faced a third judicial review of its handling of a planning application for a wind turbine near Berwick from an objector to the proposal.
His lawyer said the reform could happen after he was granted leave to seek a judicial review over claims of discrimination in requests for financial help.
ISLAMABAD -- The two-day international judicial conference on Saturday declared that in respect of the judicial review of administrative actions, the judiciary, not only in Pakistan but all over the world, particularly in developing countries, strives to establish 'constitutionalism' by exercising the power of judicial review.
Suitability of a recommendee and the consultation are not subject to judicial review but the issue of lack of eligibility or an effective consultation can be scrutinised for which a writ of quo warranto would lie.
I've been arguing for some time that a judicial review is the right way forward, and I'm pleased that's being looked at seriously.