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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Widow Bernie Sargeant had asked for a judicial review into the legality of the in-house inquiry, and was objecting to it being held in private.
A spokesperson for the inquiry said the QC leading it, Paul Bowen, had decided to put it on hold while the bid by Mr Sargeant's widow to hold a judicial review is considered.
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The substantive law of judicial review of administrative action has grown in leaps and bounds in recent decades.
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Justice Secretary David Gauke decided it would not be appropriate to seek a judicial review of the case after taking legal advice.

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