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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When organizations of the state don't work according to the constitutional requirements then they are forced to become effective through judicial review.
Justice Secretary David Gauke decided it would not be appropriate to seek a judicial review of the case after taking legal advice.
LAWYERS acting for ten families of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have now made an application seeking a judicial review after a Coroner's decision not to investigate the bombers who slaughtered their relatives.
The court hearing will allow a judge to hear an application from Sisu's lawyers for a judicial review to challenge the terms of the 2014 sale of Coventry City Council's share in the Ricoh Arena to Wasps.
Illustrating how most policies are enacted by administrative agencies in the US, rather than by Congress or the president, the author examines the historical, theoretical, and political foundations of administration in its current form, discussing its evolution from the middle of the colonial period to the present and focusing on the constitutional and legal status of administrative power: its relationship to other powers mentioned in the Constitution, how it is structured based on constitutional principles such as representation and the separation of powers, and the role of judicial review in ensuring it is exercised in accordance with the law.
From 1 June 2017, OISC advisers registered at Level 3 who are interested in applying for authorisation in Judicial Review Case Management (JRCM) may apply to carry out this work.
This is commonly called the expanded power of judicial review or the so-called certiorari jurisdiction of the courts.
In Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System, Tara Smith, philosopher of law and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, provides fresh new answers to these long-standing questions.
Mr Crompton - suspended over comments following the Hillsborough inquest verdicts - is understood to have applied for a judicial review into the actions of police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings.
This argument, in short, is that various legal and political institutions and procedures (constitutions and judicial review, for example) are desirable as such, i.
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.
He has said judicial review cases against public bodies in Wales will hit their peak in 2015.

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