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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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Requirements of justice were also fulfilled during Martial Law reign through Judicial Reviews.
LOCAL authorities should prepare themselves for a further rise in the number of judicial reviews they face as public sector cuts go on.
The man behind the three challenges told The Journal he believed councillors would be asking questions about the cost of judicial reviews to date, with those standing at PS26,000.
Mr Imperato is already pursuing judicial reviews on behalf of local campaigners against Hywel Dda health board over the alleged downgrading of facilities at Prince Philp Hospital, Llenelli and at Withybush Hospital.
As far as judicial reviews are concerned, the time limits for cases is to be truncated, the cost of an application increased and the number of possible appeals reduced from four to two.
The TD added: "It looks likely that we will have as many judicial reviews in 2009 as in 2008 even though the number of new asylum applications has fallen dramatically in the last number of years.
Indonesia's Supreme Court on Monday turned down requests for judicial reviews sought by two convicts on death row for the 2002 bombing attacks on the resort island of Bali.
While not prepared to prejudge the outcome, Lansbury said: "Normally judicial reviews are quite successful because people don't launch them lightly and there have to be grounds for going forward.
THE Government is to introduce tougher restrictions on judicial reviews to stop spurious cases coming before the courts, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
The changes, unveiled yesterday by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, are aimed at dealing with the soaring number of applications for judicial reviews - court proceedings in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body.
The man who sought both judicial reviews voiced his hope that the council would learn from its mistakes and the authority said measures have been put in place to prevent further mishaps.
PARENTS fighting to keep small Pembrokeshire schools open are looking at a the possibility of a judicial review into their closures.

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